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Re: [opensuse] udev rules; use of uucp group for devices
  • From: Lars Müller <lmuelle@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 21:17:09 +0200
  • Message-id: <20080916191709.GA13990@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 12:46:33AM +0200, Günter Dannoritzer wrote:

I am wondering why so many udev rules assign the uucp group to devices?

In the young days of mail and news UUCP was used to transport messages.
These systems used modems to send and receive messages.

Therefore people using uucp needed special access rights to the ttys as
the dial process caused costs.

And this stuff from the last millenium is still in use.

Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
Samba Team
SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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