desktop freebsd??

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Fri Feb 6 08:52:59 PST 2004

Darryl Grant wrote:

>Perhaps you can use sudo for your normal user and setup the sudoers file 
>for only the privleges you want your normal users to have.

I've found this to be handy also in Gnome.  Assigning
"sudo ppp -background myisp" to an icon gives
a better then M$ functionality for my dialup connection.
Perhaps something similar could be done for mount/umount
of the CD device....

Any security types out there feel a need to comment? :-)

Kevin Kinsey

>On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 11:30:38AM -0000, Edd Barrett wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I have been using freebsd for my web/database/music server for a while and
>>it has performed flawlessly. good good! However recently I installed freebsd
>>on my desktop too. I can do the things I want to, it just seems that i need
>>to be root to do a lot of things. If I didnt have root, I would be screwed.
>>One point I find annoying is that I cant workout how a normal user can
>>unmount a fs. I have created ~/cdrom and put an fstab entry in for it. The
>>device is /dev/acd0 (777 for now). vfs.usermount=1. I can mount the share,
>>but not unmount it. For now I have chmod +s /sbin/umount. This is bad and i
>>wouldnt appreciate a normal user unmounting my hard disks. What is the
>>proper way?? My version is 5.2-release.
>>Also is there any guides online that tell you how freebsd can be configured
>>as a desktop machine?

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