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Re: [SLE] Mount command in 6.2
- From: bernieg@xxxxxxx (Bernie Gardner)
- Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 10:09:51 -0400
- Message-id: <99091710110201.05325@bernieg>
I have had the same problem of not being able to mount cds or floppies from
user accounts. I just checked, and suid was not set for mount, but when I set
it I was able to mount from users. This solves the problem, but is this really
the only solution. I understand there is a security concern with setuid
programs, and it seems like it should be possible to have user mount
capabilities without using setuid. It isn't a major problem for my system
which is only connected occasionally by modem but in general it may be a
problem. In any event, it would be useful if SuSE made this easier to do or at
least explained in the manual how to do it. Maybe an item for the 7.0 wish
list. Thanks for the hint, Alex
On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, alex medvedev wrote:
> if i remember correctly, recently suse-security list got a message saying
> to disable the suid bit from the "mount" command...
> i think it was for version 6.1 though...
> On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Philip Stokes wrote:
> > On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Jon Pennington wrote:
> > > It does, but I'm not sure what to change to enable mount for users
> > > at a shell level. KDE and GNOME each have support for mounting
> > > discs, and each have worked on my 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 boxen.
> > >
> > > On Fri, 17 Sep 1999 08:30:22 Philip Stokes wrote:
> > > >Anyone else noticed that the mount command in SuSE 6.2 won't let users
> > > >mount devices?
> > Hmm. KDE won't let me mount them unless I'm root either. mount is owned
> > by root.root 755. I've tried fiddling with permissions and chowning it
> > to root.disk, but it still tells me I must be root to mount anything.
> > Phil
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