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Re: Introducing pmount in Debian / New plugdev group

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 06:41:40PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> We solved (4) by introducing a new group called 'plugdev'. Every user
> who is a member of this group can access hotpluggable devices (digital
> cameras, USB drives etc.). pmount can only be executed by members of
> this group (it is root:plugdev 750), hal runs in this group to be able
> to detect file systems (but it does not run in 'disk'), and udev
> assigns the 'plugdev' group to removable devices (static drives remain
> in group 'disk').
> BTW, we also use 'plugdev' for libgphoto (IIRC Debian uses 'camera'
> for that).

I personally would prefer two groups. One to give access rights to the raw
device of the removable drive and one to mount them using pmount. I don't like
giving all my programs direct access, just because i'm allowed to pmount a

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