Malcolm Kay wrote:
On Sunday 28 March 2004 11:43, Jay Moore wrote:
2) What is the "best way" to allow ordinary users to mount cd's?
The best way is inevitably a matter of opinion. But it can be done without installing any additional ports.
# sysctl vfs.usermount=1
allows users to mount and then unmount drives provided other things are in order. You can make this happen during the normal boot by adding vfs.usermount=1
to /etc/ sysctl.conf
Remotely, I was following this discussion; I'm suprised by this solution and I wonder how I ever would be able to find out myself about this misterious sysctl-magic.
I did 'apropos usermount', 'man sysctl' and 'man sysctl.conf', and all did not give me any hint to the above vfs.usermount solution. Also 'sysctl -ad | grep vfs.usermount' outputs no info.
Actually, I had this feeling with other answers on this list: 'set this-or-that sysctl variable'. I never could find any info on my FreeBSD box, to help me further understand.
What is this sysctl-black-magic about and where is more information?
Thanks, Rob. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"