Disable USB ports

Tom Holroyd tomh at kurage.nimh.nih.gov
Tue Feb 19 12:10:55 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 05:14 -0500, arunbkn at aol.in wrote:
> How can I disable USB ports of my client PCs, such that USB ports will
> not be used for mass storage media (pen drives , etc) where as enable
> for other purposes such as printer, etc.

Tell your users not to do that. If you can't trust them not to put a USB
stick into the computer I don't see why you're letting them use the
computer in the first place.

<snide remark>or let them use _my_ computer, which after upgrading,
F5 -> F7 -> F8, now behaves exactly like you want, which pisses me off
enormously. I.e., USB drives appear in /proc/partitions but won't

Dr. Tom
And he who would not languish amongst men, must learn to drink out of
all glasses; and he who would keep clean amongst men, must know how to
wash himself even with dirty water. Thus spoke Zarathustra.

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