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SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
Joerg Schilling <> writes:

>>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.

I do it all the time, but then again I also use dev=/dev/hdc which is
also supposedly impossible.

> Make cdrecord suid root, it has been audited....

By whom? The author?

Måns Rullgård

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