Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have always been annoyed by the default of mode 600 for /dev/fd0.
> I've been screwed by it, when I needed to use the floppy on someone
> else's machine and I did not have the root password and he was
> temporarily not there. But I don't think I have ever been on a
> machine where this restriction did anyone any good. I am not saying
> that none exist, only that they are a small fraction. And those
> machines, being shared, probably have more experienced sysadmins than
> a personal machine.
certainly, if you have physical access to a PC with a floppy drive
permissions on /dev/fd0 are a less than useless precaution.
-- ---- Ian Soboroff email@example.com University of MD Baltimore County http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~ian
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