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Martin Jelovsek

Yosemite and disabling USB drives

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Hi guys,

on couple of our machines I need to disable mounting of external drives (USB and FireWire). I tried to unload and then delete the .kext files in System/Library but no avail ... After reboot I can still connect and see the external drives.

Does anyone here have any idea what else to try?

Regards

Martin Jelovsek

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Curious, if I could ask why you want to do this? Is it a security issue? What you are proposing to do seems like it would require real hacking into the operating system to prevent the OS from performing one of its primary functions of mounting external media.

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Hi Jeff,

well it is demand from one of the clients that we have to have this disabled (as you guessed it is security issue) ...

I know I can disable external drives with Open directory server, but then I have a problem that I cannot connect to our local Raid disks (they are connected via network) ... It is this stupid frustrating situation, for which I am trying to find solution but no avail :(

Martin

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 ... It is this stupid frustrating situation, for which I am trying to find solution but no avail

:(

Martin

Hi Martin,

have you tried DiskArbitrator yet?

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