[svlug] Security question: read-only drive
drew at drewb.com
Wed Feb 7 11:02:02 PST 2001
Rick Moen writes:
> This conversation has been a bit confused, but I perceive (from
> reviewing the list archive) that you are right about that: Drew's idea
> of using a _software_ switch ("in-band" with the system to be protected)
> to toggle hardware-level write protection appears to fundamentally
> compromise that entire effort. At which point, why bother?
Yup. I'm not convinced that anyone would have an easy time going up
against a unique solution like the one I proposed, not to mention a
decently hardened box, but it is flawed. I guess your idea about not
"in-band" control would be much better, but again, that really relies
on obscurity (and again, that's not such a bad thing - in this case).
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