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SubjectRe: Hardwired drivers are going away?
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002 17:20:02 -0500 (EST), 
"Mr. James W. Laferriere" <> wrote:
> Linux doesn't have a method to load encrypted & signed modules at
> this time .

And never will. Who loads the module - root. Who maintains the list
of signatures - root. Who controls the code that verifies the
signature - root.

Your task Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to make the kernel
distinguish between a good use of root and a malicious use by some who
has broken in and got root privileges. When you can do that, then we
can add signed modules.

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