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How can I give a regular user the permission to mount a certain volume (in Solaris)?  In linux you can add "users" to the options in the fstab, but I can't find anything similar in Solaris.

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Paul
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Paul,

In Solaris you have to have root privileges to mount file systems.

You could use a little utility like sudo (SwitchUser do).
 With sudo you can alow a specified user to execute a specified command (mount) on a specified host.

JS
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Depends whether these are NFS mounts or local mounts. If local mounts, then why not have these mounted all the time?

Otherwise, use the automount facility. If you want an explanation of this just shout.

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1.  chown root /etc/mount
2.  chmod 4511 /etc/mount
3.  chown root /etc/umount
4.  chmod 4511 /etc/umount

BUT - be careful how you use this.  It can open a HUGE security hole in your system.  If someone has a setuid trap door on a floppy already, mounting the file system adds it to the main system and allows the user to become root on the entire system just from a floppy.
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