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Re: [libvirt] File permissions on VNC unix sockets



Erp! Meant to send this to libvirt-users. Sorry about the noise, you can
ignore this.

--landon

On 08/07/2014 11:19 AM, Landon Gilbert-Bland wrote:
> I am using kvm libvirt/qemu, and am trying to get VNC working with unix
> sockets. I'm using the following in my XML:
> 
> <graphics type='vnc' socket='/tmp/kvmtest'/>
> 
> This works, it creates the unix socket and I can use it for VNC. But it
> creates the socket with 755 permissions, and owned by libvirt-qemu:kvm.
> Ideally, I would like it to be 770 root:libvirtd, but could also work
> with 775 libvirt-qemu:kvm.
> 
> Basically, I would like the group to be read/write/execute, so that
> anyone in this group can use virt-manager (or whatever) to get into the
> vm with vnc. I haven't found a way to change this in the settins. It
> doesn't seem to be honoring the unix socket settings in
> /etc/libvirt/libvirdd.conf (it looks like those are only for
> libvirt-sock and libvirt-sock-ro), and I haven't been able to find any
> documentation about changing these permissions in the XML.
> 
> I can manually chmod/chown the socket after it is created (manually or
> with a cron), but that is far from an ideal solution. I don't suppose
> anyone has run across a configuration option for this that I have missed?
> 
> I have only tested this in ubuntu 14.01 and debian sid, for what it's worth.
> 
> Thanks,
> --landon
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