driveplugger 12-06-2006 reviewDownload
driveplugger is a removable storage manager that safely puts control into the hands of the user
driveplugger is a removable storage manager that safely puts control into the hands of the user. driveplugger project makes devices such as USB drives, CDROMs, or any other removable media easy to use. The user can assign names to devices. Browsing, ejection, and other operations can be done through a tray icon.
How it Works
DrivePlugger uses the linux hotplug mechanism to pass information about plug/unplug events (and a secure tag) on to the user agent.
The user agent will then either ask the user what to do, or run an action previously chosen by the user. If the device is to be mounted, the user agent will run a suid script to add an entry to fstab, and then mount the drive under ~/Devices/< devicename >.
Through a tray icon, you can easily change user preferences and device settings, as well as unmount media or see (and kill) processes locking the media.
If you're a security expert, you're probably freaking out by now. Included in the package is a SECURITY file, detailing the risks associated with running DrivePlugger, as well as what I've done to reduce them.
What's New in This Release:
Fixed a bug where multiple group numbers were listed in fstab
Corrected uid/gid entries for unsupporting filesystems
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