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    SubjectRE: devfs again, (was RE: USB device allocation)
    On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Jakma, Paul wrote:

    > > > the permissions in a config file, exact syntax i forget,
    > > but something like:
    > > >
    > > > /dev/sd/c0b1t3u0 PERM root.disk 664
    > > > /dev/sd PERM root.disk 660
    > > >
    > > > etc.. and all your SCSI disks will automatically get these
    > > perm's when
    > > > they're created, except for disk bus1id3, which get's
    > > special perms's.. etc.
    > > >
    > > > now that's nice. Much easier to admin, which leads to
    > > better security, etc.
    > >
    > > Hmm, true, much nicer. What about devices that are
    > > needed to read
    > > that config file? Or are the permissions on those just reset
    > > once the config
    > > file is read?
    > >
    >
    > devfsd doesn't act retroactively. but there's no reason it couldn't be made
    > scan existing permissions upon startup. There's a lot of nifty things that
    > could be done with devfsd.

    Well, the question that exists in my mind is, what are the permissions
    initially? Who sets them, and where? For such as /dev/hda...

    Stephen


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