Hello Thank you for your reply.
I don't understand how editing /etc/fbtab will help me provide a mounting point that is accessible to everyone. I believe that fbtab will just set the permissions of the device to whatever is specified in that file. For example, if I have the following in the /etc/fbtab file: /dev/ttyV0 0700 /dev/fd0 then upon login, the floppy device (/dev/fd0) will have the permission: rwx------ So, how does this relate to making a common mounting point? I want to make the common mounting point /floppy and set the permissions to rwxrwxrwx by doing a 'chmod 777 /floppy' but for some reason I still cannot mount the floppy as a regular user. It keeps on telling me that 'operation not permitted' and I have to su as root to get this to work. Why is this so? Shouldn't it be okay since I've set the permission of /floppy to be accessible to anyone? Thanks Desmond -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lowell Gilbert Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 12:01 PM To: Desmond Lee Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: allowing non root users to mount Desmond Lee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I followed the instructions on the FAQ section about making non-root > users able to mount file systems and that worked fine, but it only works > if the target of the mounting point is accessible by that user. Right. You want that for security reasons. > So, 'mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 ~/myFloppy' > > would only work if ~/myFloppy was a directory that was accessible by the > user who executed the mount command. Thus, if you were a non-root user > the stuff in the /etc/fstab would not be useful since the target of the > mount commands were only accessible by the root. Make the common mount point accessible to the console user. fbtab(5) (or xdm's 'GiveConsole' script, etc.) will help here. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"