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SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2004-08-19 at 15:32, Frank Steiner wrote:
>>What a stupid claim. When I call cdrecord on SuSE 9.1, I can burn CDs and
>>DVDs as normal user, without root permissions, without suid, without ide-scsi,
>>using /dev/hdc as device.
>>And this just works fine. So where's the problem?
> You can also erase the drive firmware as a user etc. That's the problem.

Hmm, but that's not a problem specific to the SuSE versions, is it?
Joerg was claiming that SuSE release "defective" versions that impact his
reputation. And I can't see that, because the versions shipped with at least
7.3, 9.0 and 9.1 just work fine (that's the versions I used).

The security thing and the problems with keeping users from burning
(I have my set patched in now to allow users burning again, nor sure if
it is safe...) is a general issue as far as I understand, and nothing
SuSE specific.
Please correct me if I'm wrong!


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LMU, Amalienstr. 17 Phone: +49 89 2180-4049
80333 Muenchen, Germany Fax: +49 89 2180-99-4049

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