Use amd, the auto-mounting daemon. See:

Let me know how this works for you. I've got some problems with it, probably 
mainly due to an Audio CD program getting in the way.


On Monday 12 January 2004 20:59, Eric F Crist wrote:
> On Monday 12 January 2004 02:50 pm, Gautam Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 02:40:54PM -0600, Eric F Crist wrote:
> > Content-Description: signed data
> >
> > > What is the most secure way to enable mounting of flash drives,
> > > cdroms, and floppies?  I've seen solutions that include setting
> > > setuid on mount. I would rather not go this route.  Is there any
> > > other easy, secure way?
> >
> > sudo is the easiest I've seen. I've stopped using su nowadays, for
> > anything
> Gautam,
> I guess I should have specified a little clearer.  My desktop users have
> an icon on their desktops so they can access the cdrom, usb flash drives,
> etc. They need the ability to just right-click an select mount or
> unmount.  I have temporarily setuid on mount and umount, but this allows
> these users to mount and unmount core filesystems, too. I would like to
> get away from this.

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