On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> I think the issue is POLA. Sure, we can put in individual knobs to
> twiddle, but who will do that? I thought that securelevel would have
> been a suitable solution to say "I want approximately *this* much
> security". If that's not the case, then we need a few generic
> statements which can then be further refined.
FWIW, the place where this should really go is the X11 configuration tool
-- if we extend the configurability of an application, the confuration
twiddles for that should live (and be documented) in the normal places for
that application, and not have any hooks of this sort in the base system.
BTW, one really good reason not to tie securelevel and X11 behavior is
that securelevels (when high) specifically break X11, and likewise, other
management functionality that you might want to use with X11. Overloading
twiddles in this manner is a bad thing :-).
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Project
firstname.lastname@example.org NAI Labs, Safeport Network Services
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