Disable USB ports

kalinix calin.kalinix.cosma at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 14:07:11 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 22:00 +1030, Tim wrote:
> 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.
> I haven't done that sort of thing myself, but the parts of the system
> you want to research will be "udev" and/or "hal".  In particular, custom
> rules.
> You'd be aiming to set some of your own default rules that make the use
> of USB storage devices fail (your rules getting in the way of what
> normally handles USB storage devices).
> -- 
> [tim at bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
> i686 i386
> Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
> I read messages from the public lists.
> ________________________________________________________________
> It said use Windows 98 or better, so I used Linux.

Or you can check your computer BIOS. Usually newer BIOSes has this type
of settings already embedded.


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