Subject: Re: Allow non-root users to access to CD-ROM and Floppy
To: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/04/2004 14:40:41
In message <20040903185607.GK25082@radbug.poofy.goof.com>, "Aaron J. Grier" wri
>On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 10:16:11AM -0400, Jan Schaumann wrote:
>> James Gray <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > Hello, I am trying to allow not root users to access CD-ROM and Floppy
>> > drives.
>> How about amd(8)?
>> I've been using that for floppy, cdrom and USB sticks, which works quite
>> well. Users just have to 'cd /auto/cd' or 'cd /auto/floppy' or 'cd
>> /auto/stick' and the device will be mounted.
>how do you cleanly umount? have amd flush frequently?
amq -u mountpoint. double-check with 'amq', since -u is a hint that
will silently fail if the device is in use.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb