Subject: Re: sysctl for users mounting filesystems
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/17/2000 13:26:01
This sort of scares me...

Can users mount filesystems with setuid-ok status?

Can users overlay /usr?


Frank van der Linden <> writes:

> I've introduced a sysctl to enable/disable mounting of filesystems
> by non-root users. This sometimes nice, but little-used feature,
> is now switched off by default.
> The sysctl is called "vfs.generic.usermount".
> Use "sysctl -w vfs.generic.usermount=1" to switch this feature on.
> - Frank