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SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
>From: Eric Lammerts <>

>On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Joerg Schilling wrote:
>> The CAM interface (which is from the SCSI standards group)
>> usually is implemeted in a way that applications open /dev/cam and
>> later supply bus, target and lun in order to get connected
>> to any device on the system that talks SCSI.
>> Let me repeat: If you believe that this is a bad idea, give very
>> good reasons.

>With this interface, how do you grant non-root users access to a CD
>writer, but prevent them from directly accessing a SCSI harddisk?

On Linux, it is impossible to run cdrecord without root privilleges.
Make cdrecord suid root, it has been audited....

On Solaris, there is ACLs, RBAC & getppriv() / setppriv()


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