Subject: Re: OK to allow raw SCSI requests on tapes?
To: <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/17/1998 14:35:04
On Fri, Jul 17, 1998 at 02:09:09PM +0300, Jukka Marin wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 1998 at 12:58:48PM +0200, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> > I think the securelevel should not apply to this.
> > The tape access does not affect overall system
> > security as eg a disk does. Unless you have a file system
> > mounted from tape... Is this still supposed to work?
> And unless you have a full backup on the tape and someone can read
> it back and get /etc/master.passwd, perhaps?

Yes... but...
you don't need raw commands for this. read access and read() is sufficient.