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Re: should write access to disks be removed from group disk?



On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 01:03:34PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> I guess it can be summed up into two questions :
> - Is there a need for a group to have write access to disks?
> - Is there a need for a group to have read only access to disks?
> 
> If the answers are no and yes respectively, then the change makes sense.
> Seems to me like it does dump-wise. And I can't find any case where someone
> other than root would need raw write access to a disk device.

That's the open question. Do backup tools use only group disk access
for restores or do they run as root?

greetings,

Florian La Roche


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