OWFS needs to work with network ports, hardware adapters, kernel modules, and filesystem mountpoints. There are some tricks to getting the permissions right.
- Ports above 1024 are accessible by all users.
- Allowing Bonjour to select ports will automatically choose a safe port.
- owserver should be auto-selected, or an unused port above 1024 chosen.
- owhttpd will need root privaledges to run on the standard http port 80. Choosing a port above 1024 will require the port to be included in the URL, but is otherwise well supported.
- owftpd will not runon the standard ftp port 21 unless run as root. Use a port above 1024
- Serial ports usually have a static device name (e.g. /dev/ttyS0 ). Permissions can be set using filesystem commands (chown, chmod) to allow access.
- USB port assignment is autoconfigured each time the device is plugged in.
- modprobe fuse must be done as root
- rmmod ds9094r must be done as root.
- Is used, the configuration file and PID file must have the correct permissions to allow read access.
- The FUSE mountpoint must be accessible and free.
- Others will only be able to look at the FUSE-mounted 1wire filesystem if the "allow_others" is speified in the commmand line.