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/dev permissions get changed
  • From: MaD dUCK <madduck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 00:45:30 -0400
  • Message-id: <20001025004530.A3451@xxxxxxxxxxx>
hi,
on a couple of linux machines that are public workstations (i.e. a number of
people have accounts and should be able to use the machines), i changed the
permissions of /dev/cdrom to 0644 and /dev/fd0 to 0666 to enable the users
to access the cdrom and floppy freely. the same (0666) was done for /dev/ttyS? -
the users need access to the serial ports. a little while later, however, we
had to discover that the permissions had been arbitrarily reset.

/dev/fd0 went 0660 and got owned by the last user, group floppy.
/dev/cdrom went 0600 <user>.disk
/dev/ttyS0 went 0660 root.uucp

??? why does this happen? i noticed the /dev entries changing permissions and
ownership whenever they felt like it. that's not how it's supposed to be. when
i set fd0 to 0666 root.floppy, i intend it to stay like that until i change it.
what is responsible for this change and how can i prevent it?

thanks,
martin

madduck@xxxxxxxxxxx

(greetings from the heart of the sun)

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