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Old 02-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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How Can A Regular User Access A Tape Device?


I have a workstation with Red Hat 4u8 with a scsi tape drive attached. I can only access the drive as root, but I need regular users to be able to access it. How/what can I configure it to allow regular users access to the device.

If I change permissions of /dev/st* to 666 for example, it works, but not after a reboot, at which point it reverts back to 660.

Thoughts appreciated.


Old 02-10-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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What does /etc/fstab say?
Old 02-10-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
What does /etc/fstab say?

Nothing about tape...

[root@bigbox dev]# cat /etc/fstab
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/VolGroup0/rootvol  /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/VolGroup0/bigvol   /local_disk             ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/VolGroup0/varvol   /var                    ext3    defaults        1 2
LABEL=SWAP-sda3         swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/scd0               /media/cdrecorder       auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
Old 07-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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CentOS 4.9

I have the same problem. I have nothing in my /etc/fstab for my tape drive (LTO3).

Here are the permissions on the drive.
crw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 128 May 26 15:15 /dev/nst0
crw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 0 May 26 15:15 /dev/st0

Was wondering if I could just set and ACL on this drive if that would stay after a reboot or if there is some config file that will over write this on next boot up?



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