Disable pendrive

David C. Chipman dchipman at ican.net
Wed Feb 20 05:30:03 UTC 2008

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:52:35 -0500
arunbkn at aol.in wrote:

> Dear All,
> How can i disable the usb port(s) of our clients to use mass storage
> media (pen drives), where they (usb ports) should be working for
> printer and other uses.
> regards
> Arun
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	Hi Arun, 

		It sounds like you have an interesting problem. Did you 
consider deleting the usb-storage kernel module? On my currently running 
kernel ("", in my case), it can be found at:


	If you want to make sure it doesn't show up at all, you might
set up a "search-and-destroy" in your /etc/rc.local file. Something
like this (PLEASE NOTE: This code has NOT been tested!):

---8<--Cut here--8<---
if [ -f /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/usb/storage/usb-storage.ko ]
	rm -f /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/usb/storage/usb-storage.ko
	logger Removed USB Storage Kernel module
---8<--Cut here--8<---

	Another solution would involve you recompiling kernels, and removing 
support for USB storage devices from the built kernel yourself. Later, 

		-David Chipman

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