Darryl Grant wrote:

Perhaps you can use sudo for your normal user and setup the sudoers file for only the privleges you want your normal users to have.



I've found this to be handy also in Gnome. Assigning "sudo ppp -background myisp" to an icon gives a better then M$ functionality for my dialup connection. Perhaps something similar could be done for mount/umount of the CD device....

Any security types out there feel a need to comment? :-)

Kevin Kinsey

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 11:30:38AM -0000, Edd Barrett wrote:

Hi all,
I have been using freebsd for my web/database/music server for a while and
it has performed flawlessly. good good! However recently I installed freebsd
on my desktop too. I can do the things I want to, it just seems that i need
to be root to do a lot of things. If I didnt have root, I would be screwed.

One point I find annoying is that I cant workout how a normal user can
unmount a fs. I have created ~/cdrom and put an fstab entry in for it. The
device is /dev/acd0 (777 for now). vfs.usermount=1. I can mount the share,
but not unmount it. For now I have chmod +s /sbin/umount. This is bad and i
wouldnt appreciate a normal user unmounting my hard disks. What is the
proper way?? My version is 5.2-release.

Also is there any guides online that tell you how freebsd can be configured
as a desktop machine?


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