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From: "Tomás S. Javaloyes" <tsjavaloyes@gmail.com>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] factotum (was: Connect plan9 with Linux SMB resource)
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 14:14:35 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAMCFwYyFsmAMD0MSvkXdDkThj6vq-xZaFFXRVw7WZUtPptUiBA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <46706cb9-7c91-4d63-8c87-1c474ad5b299@sirjofri.de>

Thank you very much for the information.

You are absolutely right: the documentation offered in /sys/doc offers
a lot of useful information to understand how Plan9 works.

One of the first documents I read was the "Plan 9 From Bell Labs" and
just after almost the entire "book" DASH 1 from 9front.org because it
is "the flavor" of Plan9 that I have installed in my VirtualBox where
following the installation chapter I had no problem having a working

Then I dedicated myself to "playing" a bit. Learn enough about acme to
be able to 'mount' the 9fat partition and configure a boot without
prompting user, figure out how to activate my spanish keyboard and
have fun trying commands, 'installing' some application (vdir,
netsurf, rd) and getting used to using the mouse and adding 'widgets'
(clock, list of processes) to the 'desktop'... It has reminded me of
the times when Linux came along and I installed slackware in '94 with
its 20-and -many floppies and that feeling of 'exploring' ;-)

I am going to document myself more and see if I am able to advance...

El dom, 10 abr 2022 a las 13:23, sirjofri
(<sirjofri+ml-9fans@sirjofri.de>) escribió:
> fatotum is quite easy, since it's a client as a filesystem.
> The "real" server you can set up (but it's optional) is the secstore
> server which persistently holds your keys.
> factotum just uses these keys (or the ones you entered manually or read
> in through a custom mechanism, e.g. a file) to handle all the
> authentication stuff you want to use.
> So in the end, factotum is very easy. Just start it in your namespace and
> the programs will automatically use it. You can also run auth/fgui in a
> rio to have a nice entry box for new keys. Really, the complex thing is
> managing the namespace, which is the most important thing in Plan 9
> anyways, so you should definitely learn it.
> Common start point for factotum is, run it in your lib/profile. I believe
> it's the standard lib/profile configuration to start the factotum in a
> terminal session and import the terminal factotum in a cpu session.
> There's plenty of resources about factotum and auth in Plan 9 systems. Do
> yourself a favor and read the papers (/sys/doc/). Also I'm sure that
> almost all Plan 9 users can give you hints and tips about it since it's
> an integral part of the system.
> On my very first Plan 9 laptop I btw just had my keys stored in a plain
> file, unencrypted.
> sirjofri

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-10 12:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-10  7:45 [9fans] Connect plan9 with Linux SMB resource Tomás S. Javaloyes
2022-04-10  9:15 ` mkf9
2022-04-10  9:46   ` Tomás S. Javaloyes
2022-04-10 10:18     ` Atticus
2022-04-10 10:58       ` Tomás S. Javaloyes
2022-04-10 11:22         ` [9fans] factotum (was: Connect plan9 with Linux SMB resource) sirjofri
2022-04-10 12:14           ` Tomás S. Javaloyes [this message]
2022-04-10 14:05             ` Steve Simon
2022-04-10 17:39               ` Tomás S. Javaloyes

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