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Date:      Thu, 7 Feb 2008 22:09:52 +0300
From:      Eygene Ryabinkin <>
To:        Kevin Oberman <>
Cc:, lysergius2001 <>, "Bruce M. Simpson" <>, John-Mark Gurney <>
Subject:   Re: modifying permissions in /dev
Message-ID:  <EWfFXqlDPOGuDPqUv/sfqlOAXfE@G5eHikUBJqgelgsfT8pvZv7m+/A>
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Kevin, just a side note.

Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 10:46:04AM -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > Set vfs.usermount=1 in /etc/sysctl.conf and restart sysctl via
> > '/etc/rc.d/sysctl restart'.  But be aware of security implications:
> > anyone will be able to mount devices that are opened to him/her via
> > filesystem permissions.
> While adding "vfs.usermount=1" to /etc/sysctl is needed to make the
/etc/sysctl.conf, not just /etc/sysctl

> sysctl carry over reboots, you don't need to start sysctl again. Just:
> sysctl vfs.usermount=1
> will do the trick.

I had the impression that all this /etc/devfs.{rules,conf} stuff
was connected to the fact that lysergius wanted to keep the things
over reboots.  Otherwise simple 'chmod <whatever> <wherever>' will
go.  No?

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