Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: Gleb Popov <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:59:54 UTC
On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 2:11 PM Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <> wrote:

> Another important problem is mounting of  hard disks connected through a
> USB port or a hot-pluggable port .
> Such connections ( excluding  if DOS or NTFS ones are permitted implicitly
> ) require a "root" mount . There is an idea
> "Use sudo or other super user programs for "allowance" of "root" user" . In
> my life , I never could understand
> "How is it possible  to manage to protect the security of a system by using
> such a facility from the "user" space ? "
> Is it not possible to allow the user to use a mount command for such
> non-DOS or non-NTFS devices ?
> Why is it necessary to have a fear about such mounting ?
> Please do NOT forget that the computer is available to the user  PHYSICALLY
> . He ( let's assume he may use violence )
> can destroy , crash , burn , ... ,  etc. , the computer PHYSICALLY . Such a
> possibility is not considered , but an innocent
> "user" space mount is assumed to be harmful .

This is usually solved by having a mounting daemon that runs as root and
handles user requests for mounting volumes.
Linux has udisks2 for this and we have sysutils/bsdisks