#71 ✓released
Steve Gare

GPG with Network Users

Reported by Steve Gare | October 11th, 2011 @ 04:44 PM | in 2.0.18 (closed)

I'm in the situation of having to role GPG out to our desktops, all out users have network mounted home directories and this is cause a few issues.

1, Unable to 'lock' files over an AFP share, lock-never isn't really a solution.
2, gpg-agent wants to create a socket file in .gnugp.

If there are any work arounds I'd greatly appreciate them, other wise I think this is something that should be supported? and option to set the gpg-agent socket to a local location? (/tmp or similar) and maybe higher level locking? (.lock files?) as a fall back?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) October 12th, 2011 @ 07:51 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Assigned user set to “Benjamin Donnachie”
    • Milestone cleared.
    • Importance changed from “High” to “”

    Thanks for the report. This issue is partly known - does #55 help?

  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) October 18th, 2011 @ 09:45 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “fixed”
    • Milestone set to 2.0.18
    • Importance changed from “” to “”
  • Steve Gare

    Steve Gare March 8th, 2012 @ 01:08 PM

    I've not tried this since my initial report as I just made do with local profiles, but now it had become more of an issue to get roaming/portable profiles working I've done some more digging on the first part of this problem which wasn't address in the auto fix patch.

    I guess first question is.. How safe is it /really/ to run with 'never-lock' on?
    second is, How easy is it to implant a locking system that doesn't make 'hard links' as this doesn't work on AFP (and I'm guess some other) network file systems.

  • steve

    steve June 18th, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

    • State changed from “fixed” to “released”
    • Importance cleared.

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