Re: system-config-firewall from remote machine

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On Sun, 2011-01-02 at 19:40 +0100, Roberto Ragusa wrote: 
> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > I tried to run system-config-firewall logged in remotely as a normal
> > user (not root).  I am not prompted for root's password.  The interface
> > pops up and the startup splash screen displays, but when the splash
> > screen clears, it's replaced with an error popup with the message 
> > 
> >         org.fedoraproject.slip.dbus.service.PolKit.NotAuthorizedException.org.fedoraproject.config.firewall.auth:
> > 
> > and buttons labeled "Redo" and "Quit".  "Redo" results in the same
> > popup.  Running on the local machine behaves as expected: root password
> > prompt, GUI opens, interaction is normal.  Logging in remotely as root
> > works as expected too, but that's not a good security practice.
> > 
> > Is this a bug?  (I assume so...)  If so, what package?  (This is
> > system-config-firewall-1.2.27-1.fc14.noarch, FWIW.)
> 
> I had a similar problem with virt-manager, when launched in a
> remote ssh session, but I don't remember the details.
> 
> I failed to understand what the designed behavior would have been,
> this new-fashion "session" concept (dbus, policykit,...) is too confusing
> for me. In the good old days you just were a specific user and the only
> thing you had to manage was xauth and DISPLAY (and ssh does it for you)...
> 

Bug already filed:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=649566
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                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs
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