Does pmount honor mount_root?

Artem Kachitchkine Artem.Kachitchkin at Sun.COM
Mon Oct 24 09:04:05 PDT 2005


> Normal users aren't supposed to specify a random directory.

Is my understanding correct that this is not a security issue, but one 
of standards compliance (FHS)?

There's a number of reasons why /media might not be a good idea in 
multi-user configurations. For instance, users might not want to expose 
their mount point name, as it's derived from the label, and the label 
name itself might carry sensitive information. Also, as the number of 
hosted users grows into hundreds, collecting all mount points in one 
directory has obvious disadvantages.

I support the idea of the configuration file or some other way to 
override the default behavior. It would also be great to be able to 
configure user-centric mount root, such as $HOME/media.


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