Re: Floppy handling

From: Paul Barton-Davis (pbd@Op.Net)
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 11:45:56 EST

"Chris Swiedler" <> writes:

>To expand the idea a little: trying to rewrite Linux as a single-user OS is
>obviously extreme. What if instead we had special recognition for the user
>at the console? I.e., if the user has logged in via the terminal itself (not
>a serial connection, telnet session, or anything else) then we can assume
>that floppies which are inserted can be automounted, and privledges
>restricted to that user alone. It certainly makes sense--how is someone
>other than the console user going to insert a floppy?

% grep default /etc/inittab

On such systems, xdm (or gdm) is automatically started, and 99% of all
users will login via X, not the console. Yet it may still be
an effectively single-user system.

Use of the console is not a distinguishing factor here.


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