Fuse permissions

The FUSE system has restrictions to prevent security problems.

  • There are warnings if the directory is mounted at a non-empty directory entry
  • module fuse must be loaded by root
    modeprobe fuse
  • By default, only the user creating the directory (running owfs) can access the mounted filesystem

To allow others to see the owfs filesystem, do BOTH:

  1. Add a line to /etc/fuse.conf
  2. Add the command line parameter --allow_other to owfs.
    Choose any of:
    1. owfs --allow_other
    2. owfs --fuse_opt="\"-o  allow_other\""
    3. owfs -c  /etc/owfs.conf
      and add the line
       "allow_other" to the configuration file

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