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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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