Disable USB ports

arunbkn at aol.in arunbkn at aol.in
Thu Feb 21 10:21:25 UTC 2008

Thanks, for lots of suggestions, but still looking for workable solutions. Expecting a good solution in forth coming FC9.




-----Original Message-----
From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 5:48 pm
Subject: Re: Disable USB ports

On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Manuel Arostegui Ramirez wrote:

> El Martes, 19 de Febrero de 2008 11:14, arunbkn at aol.in escribió:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> As far as I know the
  USB mass storage module is needed for pendrives
> to be mounted. What about,t then, not letting anybody "modprobe"
> that module? Or just do not charging it in the system?

that would be *my* first thought -- prevent loading of the
"usb-storage" module.


Robert P. J. Day
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