Disabled USB port [SOLVED]

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Disabled USB port [SOLVED]

Post#1 by loukamoulox » 12 Aug 2014, 12:57

Hi,

Simple question : is it possible to disabled some USB port through the iso ?
For information, i'm using Porteus Kiosk edition with a PXE Boot.

I hope i've been clear on my demand.

Thanks :)
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Re: Disabled USB port

Post#2 by fanthom » 12 Aug 2014, 13:42

yes - you have to remaster kiosk ISO as per documentation provided on porteus-kiosk.org and add your code to /etc/rc.d/rc.local.
just yesterday i have played with this (tried to rescan usb keyboard through ssh) and worked fine for me.

here is sample command for disabling my own usb mouse:

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echo 0 > /sys/bus/usb/devices/usb5/authorized
and enabling it again:

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echo 1 > /sys/bus/usb/devices/usb5/authorized
good luck!
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Re: Disabled USB port

Post#3 by loukamoulox » 25 Aug 2014, 09:54

Hi,

Sorry for this late answer and thanks for yours !
I've been thinking about your answer for my problem , but here is the deal : we use differents computers, with different number of usb ports ... It's maybe "too deep".
So i made more research about and decided to disable usb storage only.
I'm not an expert in Linux, so i found this method to do it :
- echo "blacklist usb-storage" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-usbstorage
(in the 003-settings.xzm , of course)

but how can i check if this is working , since the filesystem is disable on my kiosk ?

Thanks :)

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Re: Disabled USB port

Post#4 by fanthom » 25 Aug 2014, 14:11

but how can i check if this is working , since the filesystem is disable on my kiosk ?
well - you have answered yourself :)
there is no way to access usb key content from kiosk so you dont have to do anything in this matter.

i thought you want to disable usb ports in general for usb keyboards/mices/scan guns etc..
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Re: Disabled USB port

Post#5 by loukamoulox » 26 Aug 2014, 08:14

Yep.. that's correct ahah.
Thanks for the help :)

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