Subject: Re: more Sudo..
To: Curt D McIntosh <>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: tech-security
Date: 04/27/2002 14:22:00
On Fri 26 Apr 2002 at 19:17:01 -0400, Curt D McIntosh wrote:
> How do I allow any user to walk up, login, mount the cdrom and burn a disc
> without being root to run the mount command.  You guys appear to be

I would not actually mount the cd before burning it. In fact, if you put
in a blank cd, you cannot mount it :)

On the other hand, once or twice I forgot to unmount a cd before I
erased and rewrote it. NetBSD got very confused by it, and had to be
rebooted to get back to normal. (At least, that's what I think I did to
confuse it). My symptoms were that the /cdrom directory had changed into
a really big file, several magnitures bigger than the cd was even. And
since mount thought the disk was still mounted, it could not be
unmounted or even ejected in this state.

> trashing sudo so I'm looking for alternatives.  I can't always be here when
> they need to burn a disc so it would be nice to solve this dilemma.

I use sudo too. But indeed with only trusted users.

> Mc
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