Bug 75536 - updfastab should have option to not allow users to mount removable media
updfastab should have option to not allow users to mount removable media
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-09 13:34 EDT by Jack Neely
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-23 15:11:33 EDT
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patch for updfstab.c to add noownermount option (2.81 KB, patch)
2002-10-09 13:35 EDT, Jack Neely
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Description Jack Neely 2002-10-09 13:34:57 EDT
Description of Problem:
updfstab discovers removable media and always uses the "owner" option in
/etc/fstab so that locally logged in users have permission to mount these
devices.  In some situations (like labs) this may not be desired as people would
mount their media, forget about it, log out, and not be able to retrieve the media.

Included is a patch to address this issue.  It adds a new option to
updfstab.conf "noownermount" when set to "true" does not use the "owner" option
in /etc/fstab.

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Comment 1 Jack Neely 2002-10-09 13:35:45 EDT
Created attachment 79665 [details]
patch for updfstab.c to add noownermount option
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-22 16:50:15 EDT
In Fedora Core 3 and later, handling of mounting of devices is done via the
'hal' component. As such, changes to updfstab are very unlikely to be made in
the future (in fact, it is no longer shipped in the kudzu tarball.)

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