[ILUG-BOM] usb storage disable

Rony gnulinuxist at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 20:12:05 IST 2009

sameer shinde wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 9:20 PM, Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On Monday 16 Feb 2009, Anurag wrote:
>>> 2009/2/16 sameer shinde <s9sameer at gmail.com>:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> Can anyone tell me, how do I disable usb storage in linux?
>>>> I want just to disable usb storage, but usb keyboard / mouse should
>>>> work in system.
>>> 1. Remove any references to USB device (usually /dev/sdXY - check the
>>> output from dmesg while attaching USB device) from /etc/fstab.
>>> 2. Remove any sudo or root access for the user.
>> I guess it could be done with HAL policy also (as long users do not have
>> root access to the OS).
> How do I do it with HAL policy?
> As per Anurag, I checked it for dev/sdXY, which is showing me as /dev/sdb1.
> How do I block /dev/sdb1 to the users, what if the device picked up
> other sdbX as
> /dev/sdb1 is not available?
> I also checked in /etc/fstab but could not found any relevant entry in it.
> FYI - The users does not have admin privileges. It is just a standard
> linux desktop user.
>  any go ahed?
As Mrugesh suggested, knock out the usb_storage module. You will find it 
using the lsmod command. You will find the man pages of lsmod and 
modprobe interesting.



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