Subject: Re: Allow non-root users to access to CD-ROM and Floppy
To: None <>
From: Peter Bex <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/08/2004 18:36:30
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On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 04:50:11PM +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Joel Rees wrote:
> > Wildcard the user? Leave out the mount points in the sudoers command li=
> > You don't have to do that, I think.
> A number of users was the prerequisite here, I believe. If we could skip=
> that, we didn't need this discussion at all. :-)

Maybe a stupid question, but I'll go ahead and ask it anyway:  Why isn't
it an option to allow members of certain groups to mount the device?
So if a user's group `owns' the mountpoint, and of course the user has
write access to the point node, the mount can take place.

If needed, the owner of the mount point can be set to, say, root, so the
users can't change the group ownership of the mountpoint.

I suppose there are security issues with this, but I would like to know
what these are exactly.

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