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[Bug 251062] auto-mounted for root file systems are left unmounted after log-out



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Summary: auto-mounted for root file systems are left unmounted after log-out


https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=251062





------- Additional Comments From debian herakles homelinux org  2008-05-30 18:42 EST -------
I disagree with Alan about mounting extra filesystems if root logs in, and I
disagree vehemently with those who say, "don't login as root." This is not the
time or place for preaching. It's my decision whether I login as root, and the
extent to which that represents a security hazard depends on my context and
circumstances which I know, but you don't. It's the software suppliers'
responsibility to keep me safe without getting in the way excessively.

I was horrified to find my NTFS partitions mounted rw[1], and if I have other
Linux distros I don't want them mounted either.

[1] I am not satisfied that Linux rw access to NTFS is safe. I certainly don't
want Linux circumventing Windows security just because it can.

Even if Windows' filesystems are safe, what about Solaris, OS/2, *BSD*, OS X
filesystems?

I don't like anything being mounted just because it can, even the CD-RW I've
just inserted to rewrite.

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