Can remote users control the scanner(s) too?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Sep 28 20:18:45 UTC 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 02:56:33PM -0500, J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:

> Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> >They will be.  Its currently a bug that will be fixed for final.
> >(
> Does this mean that remote users (users not at the console) will be able to 
> control the scanner(s)?

It means that the console user will also be able to access the scanner when
they log in remotely, because the first user is added to these groups during
installation.  Users who are added "by hand" will not have access to these
groups by default.

> Would it be wise or possible to only add the user at the console to the
> scanner group when they login (then remove that user from the scanner
> group when they logout)?

Either the user should be a member of the group, or not.  Since there is no
way to securely revoke the privilege once it is granted, it doesn't make
sense to dynamically grant group priveleges and then remove them.

 - mdz

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