On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 07:57:33AM -0500, W. Paul Mills wrote: > Brad <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > : I'm not sure about mount, but it seems to need root permission to be > : able to tell the kernel to mount/umount a filesystem (if i understand > : these sources correctly... ;) > > > Unless you give user access in /etc/fstab. It looks to me like the kernel mount functions require root permissions (actually, it requires a particular capability, but...). The user option in /etc/fstab just tells the mount utility to proceed with the system call (as root, because it's suid) even if it wasn't run by root. -- finger for GPG public key.
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