[oclug] a rooted system
tburns at ualberta.ca
Tue Apr 24 10:56:24 EDT 2001
I've had good luck using a FreeSco server (mainly for NAT). Considering
that it can run off a floppy... (write protect it...when in doubt, cycle
I've also heard of people mirroring the HD onto CD, and copying back to HD
whenever there's a problem (most prominent for Windoze users, but also
useful for security). The only problem is keeping updates up to date.
Perhaps when a security update comes along, one could apply it to a live
system and generate a diff (or two, or three). After a few diffs, just
burn a new master image.
Then again, at the cost of blanks...just keep one always up to date. Even
if the server is 3000 miles away, you can purolator them a CD on a regular
basis. Just stick it in the CD drive to boot, and voila! Any
script-kiddie changes get nuked on reboot. (so long as they don't hack the
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