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SubjectRe: /dev/nvram on my Celebris
On Thu, 26 Nov 1998, Johnny Tevessen wrote:

> Quoting David Luyer (luyer@ucs.uwa.edu.au):
>
> > However there's nothing
> > to stop the attacker compiling a new kernel and rebooting into it unless you
> > go to significant effort there too,
>
> There is. Don't use lilo. Have a little DOS partition. Don't include
> DOS support in the kernel. Use a little DOS bootmenu to start Linux.
> But default to start DOS there. This prevents from having someone
> run lilo on a new kernel and do a shutdown -r.
>
> > and then it becomes a pain to quickly fix
> > a kernel problem which suddenly comes up.
>
> If you are on the console, you can still reboot and choose "Linux" from
> the boot menu.
>
> Did I miss sth?

Yes.

Remote administration. The way you described, you can't update from remote.

Adam



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