[libvirt] Per user preference file
jclift at redhat.com
Thu Nov 11 00:14:09 UTC 2010
Had a thought the other night, about a possible approach to having a "per user" libvirt preferences file.
How about, in the user's home directory, we have a single text file, say ".libvirt-prefs", structured something like this:
default_uri = qemu+ssh://somehost/system
default_socket = /path/to/somewhere-socket
default_session_type = system
tls_client_cert = /path/to/somewhere.cert
tls_client_key = /path/to/somewhere.key
tls_client_cert = /path/that/overrides/the/common/section/if/present/somefile.cert
tls_client_key = /path/that/overrides/the/common/section/if/present/somefile.key
The suggestion being, that we have a [common] section with preferences that general libvirt client apps can use (ie virsh). But also allowing other libvirt client apps (ie virt-viewer), to store overrides to that.
Just thinking it would be useful to have these things in one place, so sensible defaults can be set once (ie for TLS certs), and things will then "automagically" use them.
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