[libvirt] iface-list command in virsh

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Apr 21 08:07:38 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 07:38:43AM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> On 04/19/2010 04:06 PM, Dev.Atom wrote:
> >Hi,
> >I'm trying to list physical interface of a remote tcp host via the C 
> >API and it fails. I have tried to use virsh iface-list in remote TCP 
> >connection and it fails also. I have trying on the libvirt host with 
> >my normal account and it fails also, but when I connect under root 
> >account on the libvirt host, iface-list works. Any clue ?
> When you run virsh locally as non-root, it connects to qemu://session, 
> which doesn't have root privileges, and the iface-* commands won't work 
> (because netcf requires root to run). If you run virsh as root, you will 
> be connected to qemu://system, which has root, and iface-* will work.

We can still read files in /etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts as non-root,
so it'd be desirable to at least make iface-XXX stuff work read-only,
allowing configs to be queried / listed.

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