Bug 1151761

Summary: SPICE should be usable via UNIX sockets (both server and client side)
Product: [Community] Virtualization Tools Reporter: Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo>
Component: libvirtAssignee: Libvirt Maintainers <libvirt-maint>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: agedosier, berrange, clalancette, crobinso, itamar, jforbes, laine, libvirt-maint, rbalakri, veillard, virt-maint
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Description Christoph Anton Mitterer 2014-10-11 15:43:07 UTC

As bug #947020 was closed without dealing with all wishes expressed in it I'm open a follow up here:

IMHO, for security reasons, SPICE should be usable as well via UNIX sockets instead of TCP.

This of course doesn't only apply to libvirt/qemu on the server side, but also to the client side (i.e. virt-manager and perhaps virt-viewer as well).


Comment 1 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 16:21:26 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

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Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2015-04-10 22:58:20 UTC
qemu will support this with 2.3.0, but I don't think libvirt supports it for spice yet


Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2016-03-21 23:31:53 UTC
Patches posted upstream: http://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2016-March/msg00979.html

Comment 4 Mike McCune 2016-03-28 22:55:34 UTC
This bug was accidentally moved from POST to MODIFIED via an error in automation, please see mmccune@redhat.com with any questions

Comment 5 Cole Robinson 2016-06-09 13:28:07 UTC
Upstream now:

commit ffac5056390c2401da497db4f5ea9730d3c9c094
Author: Pavel Hrdina <phrdina@redhat.com>
Date:   Wed May 18 14:11:20 2016 +0200

    spice: introduce spice_auto_unix_socket config option