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Old 03-04-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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what is pamconsole

Iam a student pursuiting IT-Btech in IIITM-Gwalior India
We have only linux in our college
Fedora Core 3 is installed in our lab
we(students) have seperate login accounts
we have our accounts on the server

the cdrom and removable hard disk are mounted automatically

i dontunderstand the line
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto
pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

in the /e

i dont understand the line /etc/fstab file

ould anyone explain in detail the use of pamconsole and fcontext=system_u
Old 03-04-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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A quick search using "google" found this:
The 'pamconsole' option is a bit more Red Hat specific insofar that it's
like 'user' but requires the user to be at the console (which I believe
is a RH-ism). The patch is quite new, we did that to close a security
issue with allowing any user to mount a filesystem.

(Imagine someone breaking into your http server which runs as nobody -
they shouldn't be able to access your removable file systems. Another
issue is that you don't want to give, say, your friend with an SSH
account access to your external disks.)
Old 03-05-2005, 07:10 AM   #3
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thank u

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