what is operator group for?
chris at childeric.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Jan 1 09:33:30 PST 2007
perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
>> I want a regular user to be able to mount removeable media and shutdown
>> the computer. If I make them a member of operator group what else am I
>> allowing them to do?
> With the usual permission settings, you are also allowing them to read
> disks directly (e.g. with dump(8)), and thus to read any file on the
> system -- including the system's and other users' private key files.
Good point, thanks
> One alternative is sudo.
There are some notes somewhere about setting up a group and setting
permissions in devfs.conf and devfs.rules which I have been using. I
thought maybe using operator would be more convenient. Doing my own
setup is fiddly but I know what they are allowed. And sudo for shutting
down works fine.
Thanks for the reply.
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