|Re: [mosquitto-dev] Snap package available for testing|
----- Original Message ----- > From: "Roger Light" <roger@xxxxxxxxxx> > To: "mosquitto-dev eclipse" <mosquitto-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, 12 April, 2018 14:04:32 > Subject: [mosquitto-dev] Snap package available for testing > Dear all, > > A snap package version of mosquitto is available for testing. If you > aren't familiar with snaps, they are an "all requirements in one" > package format with security confinement, driven by Canonical and > available on a reasonable range of different Linux distributions. > > To get going, assuming you have the snap feature available: > > snap install --candidate mosquitto > > This will start the broker running as a service with a default > configuration. To set your own configuration, use the file > $SNAP_COMMON/mosquitto.conf, which would typically be at > /var/snap/mosquitto/common/mosquitto.conf. There is one caveat that > because of the way the snaps are currently confined, it is not > possible to change users of a process, so you must include `user root` > in your configuration. > > You can also run the broker as a normal user with "snap run > mosquitto", in which case the configuration file in use will be > $SNAP_USER_COMMON/mosquitto.conf, or > /home/user/snap/mosquitto/common/mosquitto.conf > > The mosquitto_sub and mosquitto_pub clients are currently available in > the snap as mosquitto.sub and mosquitto.pub, I'm hoping to get that > changed. > > I would appreciate any feedback if you give it a try. > > Cheers, > > Roger As a heads up: this is probably something that would work for us. I don't have time right now, but I'll try to get to it. When it comes to security, it's still easily possible to plug in an auth plugin .so file?
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