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Re: mounting media as a normal user

2008/6/25 Super Biscuit <>:
> --- On Tue, 6/24/08, Steven M. Bellovin <> wrote:
> From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
> Subject: Re: mounting media as a normal user
> To:
> Cc:
> Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 8:06 PM
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:53:01 -0700 (PDT)
> Super Biscuit <> 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
>> all.
> 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,
> 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 
> access
> to the device?

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