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Re: mounting media as a normal user
2008/6/25 Super Biscuit <super_bisquit%yahoo.com@localhost>:
> --- On Tue, 6/24/08, Steven M. Bellovin <smb%cs.columbia.edu@localhost> wrote:
> From: Steven M. Bellovin <smb%cs.columbia.edu@localhost>
> Subject: Re: mounting media as a normal user
> To: super_bisquit%yahoo.com@localhost
> Cc: netbsd-users%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 8:06 PM
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:53:01 -0700 (PDT)
> Super Biscuit <super_bisquit%yahoo.com@localhost> wrote:
>> I'm having a bit of trouble finding a tutorial that will allow me to
>> add- as root- and mount media as a normal user. I have SmartMedia,
>> Compact Flash, memory stick and a cd-rw/dvd drive. Any help as how to
>> do the mounting or a link to such help would be welcome. Thanks and
> See mount(8):
> In NetBSD, a file system can only be mounted by an ordinary user
> who owns the point node and has access to the special device
> (at least read per- missions). Also, the vfs.generic.usermount
> sysctl(3) must be set to 1 to permit file system mounting by
> ordinary users, see sysctl(8). Finally, the flags nosuid and nodev
> must be given for non-superuser mounts.
> The other option is to use amd.
> --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
> I don't see the amd.conf in my etc file.
Have a look at /usr/share/examples/amd - the CD part works straight
from there; for the rest you will have to modify the maps.
> I've added nodev and nosuid to the fstab option.
> Is there a way of changing permissions on the device to allow normal users
> to the device?
WC Fields - "I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally."
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