group access to local devices on shared networked machines
pgoetz at mail.utexas.edu
Fri May 8 16:36:00 UTC 2009
Scott James Remnant wrote:
> Provided they are on the same physical console as the local optical
> drive, this is done automatically.
Well, we need to retain the option of people ssh'ing to the machine and
using the optical drive remotely; however even for users logged in on
the console, this most definitely was NOT working in Hardy -- we found
out the hard way when users starting showing up complaining that they
were getting "permission denied" when trying to access the optical
drive. Note that our users are network users authenticated using LDAP,
not local users.
Is this a change for Jaunty? If so, this basically my question: how is
it being done? If there is now a canonical way (pun intended) for
network users to get permission to use local devices, then we can drop
our /etc/security/groups.conf work around.
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