[kde-linux] Limiting access to external drives
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Fri Nov 6 12:34:48 UTC 2009
On Friday, 2009-11-06, Robert Minsk wrote:
> I am currently trying to limit mounting of external drives to only members
> of the unix group "io" in kde-3.5.4 (RHEL 5.4). Would this be done at the
> d-bus level, hal level, or not starting the kded mediamanger for users not
> in the io group? I was thinking about having a kdedrc with:
> autoload[$ie]=$(/usr/local/bin/ingroup io)
> but there has got to be a better way to do this.
I think it would be best to do it as close to the actual mounting operation as
possible, otherwise it can be circumvented by using a different "frontend".
So either in HAL if it can restrict actions depending on user/group or in D-
Bus by restricting access to the respective HAL interface.
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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