On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 at 05:04:51PM +0100, Philip Reynolds wrote:
> :>Wouldn't the lock on the case count as physical security? Physical
> :>security can be anything from a padlock to a vault.
>> Taking a guess that the point he was disagreeing with was that it's pointless
> password protecting LiLo.
right, in kenn's scenario you'd be a fool not to pw protect lilo and
the bios. however if you pw protect lilo it's not all that important
to pw protect single user mode. if someone guesses your lilo pw all
they need to do is linux init=/bin/sh.
however it all goes out the window if the box isn't tied down, the case
isn't locked or if the floppy/cd is attached. it's good experience to
learn how to set lilo/bios passwords, but you'd better not feel secure
if the box is an open door.
kevin at suberic.net "we were goin' for breakfast. in canada. we
fork()'ed on 37058400 made a deal: if she'd stop hookin', i'd stop
meatspace place: work shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
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