|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||milburn|
|Component:||pam||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-07-30 21:41:49 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description milburn 1999-07-22 12:19:13 UTC
I don't think this is a high priority, but it annoys me so I thought I'd submit it and hopefully it will get fixed. /dev/fd0 comes with the following permissions: brw------- 1 root floppy 2, 0 May 5 1998 /dev/fd0 This causes problems for my users because they can't use the "mtools" to write to the floppy because they are not root or in the floppy group. I know I could just add them to the floppy group or chmod it to 666, but wouldn't it make more sense just to have the 'default' permissions be "666" on /dev/fd0?
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-07-22 15:06:59 UTC
We try to establish the most secure defaults that we can for a system and then allow the users to lighten those restrictions, so while in your case, it would make more sense for the default permissions to be set to 666, it would not make more sense for an administrator of a more secure system. We try to err on the side of safety.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 21:40:59 UTC
No, this really is a bug... Should be 660 permissions
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 21:41:59 UTC
Will be fixed in the next release of pam. In the meantime, you can modify the floppy entry in /etc/security/console.perms to read <console> 0660 <floppy> 0660 root