Bug 75286 - /dev/sg[0-9]* devices should be managed by console.perms
/dev/sg[0-9]* devices should be managed by console.perms
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-10-06 16:27 EDT by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-19 13:09:28 EST
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Description Robert P. J. Day 2002-10-06 16:27:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
  for systems that have ATAPI CD drives that are emulating SCSI devices, access
to the drive via the /dev/sg* devices is initially restricted to the root
account.  it would be helpful if a couple of additional lines were added to
/etc/security/console.perms, as in:

<console> 0600 <scsi> 0600 root

this would make the CD drive accessible to the lone non-priv user who happens to
be using the machine, if i read the console.perms file correctly.  i tried it,
and it seems to work.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.install RH 8.0
2.try to access CD-ROM as a non-root user via, say, cdrecord
3.watch it fail

Actual Results:    access to CD-ROM works only for root account until
console.perms file is modified

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-19 13:09:28 EST
Instead, it does /dev/cdrwriter* and kudzu sets up appropriate links for CD
writer devices that are found

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