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Re: CD-RW Group, is "generic" always a CD Burner??? (Re: Bug#123550: perms: generic should be set)

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 17:28, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > >>>>> "Russell" == Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> writes:
> >
> >     Russell> Is the generic SCSI device ALWAYS a CD burner or similar
> >     Russell> device?  Or are there situations in which a hard drive
> >     Russell> could be accessed through it?
> >
> >  I have no way of knowing.  Does anyone else know the answer?
> It's not, it's just a generic way of accessing SCSI devices. CD writers
> are the most popular use for it.
> >  I'll second that suggestion.  It seems appropriate to me.  Can we
> >  allocate another group?
> I'm not sure it makes sense to allocate one unless we have a (mini)-policy
> in place for CD writing software to use that group consistently.

Based on this I think that there is no reason to have anything other than 
mode 0600 as the default permissions of the generic SCSI devices.

If you need it differently you can always edit the perms file and run 
"killall -1 devfsd".

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