Disable USB ports

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Wed Feb 20 18:08:10 UTC 2008

Tom Holroyd 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.
> 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
> mount.</snide>
> 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.

What about using SELINUX.  Isn't this part of the idea behind SELINUX?

Robin Laing

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