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Re: [mosquitto-dev] Snap package available for testing

Hi Wiebe,

Yes, you should be able to add plugins to /var/snap/mosquitto/common,
along with the appropriate config options.



On 19 April 2018 at 08:34, Wiebe Cazemier <wiebe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ----- 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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