Bug 188385 - PAM does not lift IrDA devices to console permission status
PAM does not lift IrDA devices to console permission status
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 2006-04-08 17:22 EDT by Linus Walleij
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: pam-
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Last Closed: 2006-08-01 07:35:29 EDT
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Description Linus Walleij 2006-04-08 17:22:12 EDT
Description of problem:

If you have e.g. a laptop with an IrDA (infrared) interface and
modprobe in a driver and then the TTY IrDA emulator, the resulting
terminal connections in /dev/ircomm0, /dev/ircomm1 ... etc
are not accessible by the console user. These are analogous
to USB sticks, memory cards etc and are used for e.g. accessing
mobile phones.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. modprobe an IrDA driver (I use smsc-ircc2)
2. modprobe ircomm-tty
3. Resulting devices are not accessible by the cosole user
Actual results:

Not accessible by console user.

Expected results:

Should be accessible by console user.

Additional info:

I think adding these entries in the right places to 
should suffice:


<console>  0600 <ircomm>     0600 root

I marked the severity as high since there are many people
that want to use their mobile phones over IrDA.
Comment 1 Linus Walleij 2006-07-25 17:35:20 EDT
Ping, anybody out there?
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2006-08-01 07:35:29 EDT
This was fixed in pam- - in FC5 updates.

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