CD Recording software opinions asked

George Farris farrisg at
Wed Nov 19 16:49:15 UTC 2003

CD Burning in Nautilus is great, want to burn an ISO just right click on
the file and choose "Write to CD".  To write files go to the "Go" menu
and choose "CD Creator", drag file into this window and click "Write

On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 07:10, Mikko Huhtala wrote:
> > What is the CD Recording Software of your choice?
> > 
> > I personally cant find a 'verify' option in Gnometoaster. I
> > personally feel uneasy burning CDs without verifying the content,
> > but cant find any better recording software.
> > 
> > Opinions?
> I have been impressed with Nautilus' CD burning capability in Fedora,
> but tried K3B anyway. K3B seems fine, but I find the need to configure
> users that are allowed to write cds a pain. We use NIS for
> authentication of a largish number of users (I know I know, but we are
> on a relatively secure network), so configuring a cd writer locally
> for this or that user is not a good idea. I do not know what exactly
> Nautilus does, but it successfully runs cdrecord for a normal user
> without cdrecord being suid root. Isn't this what every program should
> do? Permissions should be handled using the console.perms file so that
> whoever is logged on the local console has write access to the cd
> writer device. It seems to me to be the only sensible thing to do; if
> a person has physical access to the box, then suid root programs and
> cdwriting groups are pretty irrelevant security concerns, and burning
> CDs on a remote box over a network is probably not a good idea,
> because someone else could be using the box, do something intensive
> and cause the CD write to fail.
> So, why oh why does K3B require configuration as root to set up
> users/groups?
> Mikko
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Malaspina University-College - Cowichan Campus

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