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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, 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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