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On Fri, Dec 18, 1998 at 09:11:22PM +0000, Riley Williams wrote:
> The systems here are all set up to boot off a boot ROM on the network
> cards, booting directly into WinNT in each case. Several of us
> regularly boot them into Linux instead, having set up a boot floppy
> which gets used in preference to the boot ROM if there's one inserted,
> and its amazing how much can be done on a Linux system that's limited
> to a single floppy in size...
>
> My experience with boot ROMs has been that they almost always check
> whether there's a floppy in the primary floppy drive that's bootable,
> and boot off it if so, and off the network if not...

I created them myselves some time ago. (There was a package to to that, but
I don't have it's name in mind.) I think there was an option to tell the
EPROM when to boot: On BIOS init or after. I configured them to not allow
floppy boot, but I don't know whether I checked that. I will do that. It
would be too easy to put a packet sniffer on a DOS disk. It would be still
possible to plug in a laptop, of course, as the network cables are freely
accessible. And while root always uses ssh, I also don't want innocent users
which don't to loose their account.

Thanks for pointing this out.
--
Kurt Garloff <K.Garloff@ping.de> (Dortmund, FRG)
PGP key on http://student.physik.uni-dortmund.de/homepages/garloff

There is something frustrating about the quality and speed of Linux
development. I.e. the quality is too high and the speed is too high, in
other words, I can implement this XXXX feature, but I bet someone else
has already done it and is just about to release his patch to Linus soon...
[From a posting of Tigran Aivazian to linux-kernel, XXXX = disk stat]

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