[PATCH GnuPG] agent: Enable restricted, browser, and ssh socket by default.

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Sep 20 21:02:33 CEST 2016

On Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:19, justus at g10code.com said:

> Are you somehow saying that GnuPG can only be used by one application?
> What is a (the? my? your?) main GnuPG application?

No, I don't day this. Existing applications behave this way - they all
have there preference and some try to auto-configure them.  This is why
we developed gpgconf - a way to unify changes.  This is similar to other
parts of the desktop: For example there are several ways to configure
the keyboard, the properties of the screen, or the network.

> The "extra" socket allows merely a subset of the operation that the
> "normal" socket allows, hence the allowed operations are restricted to

I view it the other way: The standard socket allows operations which are
not necessary for every days use.  The --extra-socket allows the
commonly required operations.  "restricted" is the wrong term.  I would
love to use "remote" but that would be a silly name for a local socket.

After all, I only want to have a shorter name than what you proposed.

> that subset.  How is "additional" a better name then "restricted"?  It

Because that word as weel as 'extra" has a positive connotation -
meaning it is an actual useful thing.  Who wants to use something
restricted ;-)



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