USB permissions for educational robots
pgf at laptop.org
Sun Jan 22 17:27:42 EST 2012
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 04:57:10PM -0500, Paul Fox wrote:
> > i would like to propose giving user-level read/write access to any
> > USB device which isn't an auto-mounted filesystem. perhaps an easier
> > rule would be, any non-storage USB device.
> > can anyone think of reasons that this would be unacceptable? (i assume,
> > but don't know, that this would not be hard to implement.
> devices that provide storage interfaces are likely to be the next
> barrier, and so all we have done is accept the non-storage devices now
> and create more pain later.
> what is the reason for not allowing user-level read/write access to any
> storage USB device?
only that the they're probably already mounted under /media, with the
obvious consequences if you write directly to the device. that's why
my first suggestion above took whether it's being auto-mounted into
> i recall setuid used to be a risk, but i thought that got fixed with
> mount options that suppress it.
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