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Bug#2923: CD-ROM device /dev/hdc permissions

On Mon, 6 May 1996 dkklee@MIT.EDU wrote:

> I had a slip-up in the installation of /dev/hdc (which is the path for
> my cdrom).  The system as was installed from the floppies has read
> permissions for root and the group 'disk', but not others.  So no one
> else could play the cdrom except root!

This is by design.  Imagine if /dev/hdc was one of your hard drives.
Then a clever person could read any file on the drive.


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