Bug#408767: kde mount removable media without iocharset and ignore HAL mountoptions
Debian Edu ran into this problem too. We use LTSP, and because of
this bug, all disk storage plugged into the LTSP server is available
for all users logged in on thin clients. We want to enforce umask=007
or similar when mounting devices, to make sure all logged in users do
not get access to other users devices.
We experience this problem on Etch, and would be very glad if this
problem could be fixed for Etch. Our bug reference is
<URL: http://bugs.skolelinux.no/show_bug.cgi?id=1165 >.
At the moment, our backup plan is to patch hal to always add umask=007
when mounting devices, to avoid the problem. We already had to
provide our own version of hal to fix an issue with how it passes
events to users who are not logged in on the console, so this seemed
the least of the available evils.
But a proper fix where KDE would use the value in policy.mount_option
would make it a lot easier for us to make sure the thin client users
do not get access to files she should not have access to.
This problem is most urgent for USB sticks with vfat file system, but
affect all mounts.