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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:37:18 -0500
From:      Dany <>
To:        Harald Schmalzbauer <>
Subject:   Re: Mounting CDROM as user under 5.x
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In-Reply-To: <200312311625.38220@harrymail>
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Thanks Harry for taking the time to answer my questions. I think based 
on your comments it should work.

Is there any security concern having a user belonging to the group 
operator ?

Thanks again

Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:

>On Wednesday 31 December 2003 16:07, Dany wrote:
>>Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:
>>This is pretty much what I've tried. My user is in the Wheel group.
>>Would this exact configuration work ?    Should I set any other
>>permission in order to have the user from the wheel group to mount drives?
>>Thanks for posting your configuration.
>>PS: One thing I've noticed with this specific user, whenever he creates
>>something the file/directory will show owner:username   group:username.
>>I've used the command "groups" as well as chpass I think and they gave
>>me only one group for this username... wheel.  Why doesn't wheel appear
>>as the group owner for stuff that username is creating ?
>When you add a user with "adduser" by default FreeBSD creates a group similar 
>named like the username. If you later say that this user should be in group 
>wheel it's additional.
>>>>>>>added the following to /dev/devfs.conf
>>>>>>>link acd0 cdrom
>>>>>>>perm acd0 0660
>This line just gives write access to group. You can either add the line:
>own    acd0 root:wheel
>or you edit /etc/groups and add your user to the group operator.
>I'd prefere the latter.
>Here's my simple /etc/group example:
># $FreeBSD: src/etc/group,v 1.28 2003/04/27 05:49:53 imp Exp $

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