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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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