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 Allowing zip disk, cdrom mounts under user accounts
Author: James Ramsay 
Date:   20-12-00 02:29

Having just migrated from Linux (or rather, now using both Linux and FreeBSD), I notice that you can't mount a zip disk or cdrom unless you're root in FreeBSD. I know this is done for security reasons and that I can use sudo (or an ill-advised setuid root bit on 'mount') to enable this, but in Linux you can add the option 'user' to /etc/fstab to allow normal users to mount. Is this inherently insecure? I have heard that FreeBSD is more secure than Linux... I assume this is one example of that.
James

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 Re: Allowing zip disk, cdrom mounts under user accounts
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   20-12-00 02:42

This is in the <a href="http://www.freebsd.org/FAQ">FAQ</a>, or the <a href="http://www.freebsd.org/handbook">handbook</a>, not sure which. If in the FAQ, it'll be under System Administration.

I think it's a matter of changing the permissions on the device.

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 Re: Allowing zip disk, cdrom mounts under user accounts
Author: James Ramsay 
Date:   20-12-00 03:42

Thanks for the quick response! That works great... now I'd better go wrap some Xmas gifts. My wife will kill me if she finds me trying to set up a firewall tonight... :)
James

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