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14<abstract> 14<abstract>
15In this document you'll find information on what devfs is really about 15In this document you'll find information on what devfs is really about
16and how to work with it. 16and how to work with it.
17</abstract> 17</abstract>
18<version>0.1</version> 18<version>0.1</version>
19<date>August 29, 2003</date> 19<date>September 11, 2003</date>
20<license/> 20<license/>
21<chapter> 21<chapter>
22<title>What is devfs?</title> 22<title>What is devfs?</title>
23 23
24<section> 24<section>
365happens on a device contained in the console-group, PAM will check and 365happens on a device contained in the console-group, PAM will check and
366possibly change the permissions on some device files. 366possibly change the permissions on some device files.
367</p> 367</p>
368 368
369<p> 369<p>
370The second field contains the permissions to which a device file is 370The second field contains the permissions to which a device file is set
371upon succesfull login. When a person logs into the system, and the device 371upon succesfull login. When a person logs into the system, and the device
372files are owned by a default owner/group, PAM wil change the ownership 372files are owned by a default owner/group, PAM wil change the ownership
373to the logged on user, and set the permissions to those in this second 373to the logged on user, and set the permissions to those in this second
374field. In this case, 0600 is used (user has read/write access, 374field. In this case, 0600 is used (user has read/write access,
375all others don't). 375all others don't).
380changed. In this case, the sound-group (all device files related to 380changed. In this case, the sound-group (all device files related to
381sound) will be changed. 381sound) will be changed.
382</p> 382</p>
383 383
384<p> 384<p>
385The fourth field defines the permissions to which it is set after 385The fourth field defines the permissions to which the device file is set after
386returning to the default state. In other words, if the person who owns 386returning to the default state. In other words, if the person who owns
387all the device files logs out, PAM will set the permissions back to a 387all the device files logs out, PAM will set the permissions back to a
388default state, described by this fourth field. 388default state, described by this fourth field.
389</p> 389</p>
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