[OT] Re: App-Armor profile for Skype with XFCE

Landry Breuil landry.breuil at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 15:26:13 CET 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Christoph Wickert
<christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 24.02.2011, 13:06 +0100 schrieb Al Bogner:
>> Am Do, 24 Feb 2011 11:50:29 CET schrieb Christoph Wickert:

>> http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Skype
>> Privacy and security
>> A lot of people do not want to run Skype because it tries to collect
>> data from your system which it shouldn't do. It tries to read your
>> Firefox profile for whatever reason (said to be because of
>> autodetecting proxy settings but could be more).
>> To avoid such things you can use AppArmor to protect your system.
> So you want AppAmor to block some parts of Skype? This has nothing to do
> with Xfce, it will exactly the same with GNOME, KDE or whatever desktop
> you run. Please address your questions to the AppArmor people or your
> distribution.

I think what the OP wanted was the list of "xfce's config files"
accessed by skype
so that it could be added to AppArmor's config. Your best bet is to strace skype
and check for .config/xfce4 in the files accessed, but i doubt skype takes the
effort to parse those files.

Or even better, don't use Skype, if you care about freedom and privacy.


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