Autoplay considered harmful

Detlef Riekenberg at
Mon Feb 18 14:20:47 CST 2008

On Sa, 2008-02-16 at 11:09 -0500, Steven Edwards wrote:

> I was actually thinking about this today. The right method would be to
> use HAL notification events to prompt the user if they want to autorun
> when sticking a new cdrom in. There could even be warning text in the
> dialog so that if it pops up with other device insertion, the user
> would know that it could be a virus.

It is the right way, but this must be done in the Desktop Environment.

The new Gnome Version has support for this features (Autoplay).

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