Subject: Re: floppy and cd-rom access and cd-rw drive
To: Fusie Zhang <>
From: John C. Hayward <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/09/1999 14:30:23
I have a suid program called fmount and fumount for mouting floppies to a
directory we have called /a:.  Students can mount their msdos floppies.
In general allowing non root users to mount netbsd floppies introduces
some security issues (user mounts the floppy with their own suid program

On Tue, 9 Feb 1999, Fusie Zhang wrote:

> is there any more convenient way of accessing the cd-rom or floppy drive than mount and umount them every time a new media is put in these drives. 
> mount can only be executed by root. i have access to Linux boxes at school as a non-root user, which do not require any mount operation to access 
> floppies and cd-roms. i wonder if this can be done with NetBSD? 
> Another question, i recently installed a cd-rw drive -  a Sony Spressa (24x4x2). i still haven't got any cd burning software installed under NetBSD. i burnt 
> some CDR's under windows95(sorry to use this dirty word here). but under NetBSD only part of the data on the CDR can be seen. i don't know why. any 
> ideas? thx for any help.
> Fujie Zhang
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