Re: Making a vfat partition writeable by all in `users' group?
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On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 04:52, Chris Chabot wrote: > > but that suggests mounting everything umask=0, which, if I understand > > it, makes everything world readable and writable. I would like something > > just a *little* bit more secure than that. > > The problem is that vfat has no group/user knowledge, so there is no easy > way (that i know of) to use all the security features you are used to when > using ntfs (under nt/2000/xp) or unix file systems (ext2/3,xfs,jfs,etc). > vfat is a 'legacy' file system that dates back a long time and was optimised > for speed & restrictions at the time rather then advanced features. But, the kernel can "emulate" those features by passing arguments either to `mount' or by putting them in `/etc/fstab'. That's what umask, fmask, and dmask do. My problem was that I was misunderstanding the octal values those are given. See Michael's reply to my original and my reply to Michael. > G'luck & please include a thanks for ppl who take the time to help please, > they'll apreciate it ;-) I was always try to, and try to repay the help I get on mailing lists and newgroups by being helpful when I can. For some reason, however, many of my posts to this list have simply disappeared into the aether - neither bouncing back or ever appearing on the list. Thanks for the help! Best, Darren -- ===================================================================== D. D. Brierton darren@xxxxxxxxxxx www.dzr-web.com Trying is the first step towards failure (Homer Simpson) =====================================================================
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