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Introduce "protection_bypass" privilege.

This privilege allows map protection bypassing for server operators
and world moderators.

Initially I had thought that bypassing protection mods would have been
something that could entirely be done inside mods and minetest_game,
but the concept of protection is defined in core, in the code of

I don't feel that it would be logical to introduce a protection
concept in core, but not some way around that for server operators
to maintain map parts that need fixing, de-griefing or cleanup.

Others had noticed the same problems, and proposed a patch to
minetest_game. That patch is fine by itself, but it fails to add
protection bypass functionality for digging normal nodes and placing

So, instead, we indroduce the new priv "protection_bypass" in core,
and modify 'on_place_node' and 'node_dig' to allow bypassing node
protections if the player holds this priv.

This priv was tested with protector redo by tenplus1.

A followup patch to Minetest Game will include allowing special checks
for doors, trapdoors, chests in Minetest Game.

Protection mods will likely want to mimic the changes in their relevant
code sections.
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sofar authored and paramat committed Mar 11, 2016
1 parent dc8bf4e commit f627ef39e038089d977f4f671b11cd357b1dcd70
Showing with 5 additions and 2 deletions.
  1. +4 −2 builtin/game/item.lua
  2. +1 −0 builtin/game/privileges.lua
@@ -233,7 +233,8 @@ function core.item_place_node(itemstack, placer, pointed_thing, param2)
place_to = {x = under.x, y = under.y, z = under.z}

if core.is_protected(place_to, placer:get_player_name()) then
if core.is_protected(place_to, placer:get_player_name()) and
not minetest.check_player_privs(placer, "protection_bypass") then
core.log("action", placer:get_player_name()
.. " tried to place " ..
.. " at protected position "
@@ -444,7 +445,8 @@ function core.node_dig(pos, node, digger)

if core.is_protected(pos, digger:get_player_name()) then
if core.is_protected(pos, digger:get_player_name()) and
not minetest.check_player_privs(digger, "protection_bypass") then
core.log("action", digger:get_player_name()
.. " tried to dig " ..
.. " at protected position "
@@ -32,6 +32,7 @@ core.register_privilege("settime", "Can use /time")
core.register_privilege("privs", "Can modify privileges")
core.register_privilege("basic_privs", "Can modify 'shout' and 'interact' privileges")
core.register_privilege("server", "Can do server maintenance stuff")
core.register_privilege("protection_bypass", "Can bypass node protection in the world")
core.register_privilege("shout", "Can speak in chat")
core.register_privilege("ban", "Can ban and unban players")
core.register_privilege("kick", "Can kick players")

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