| Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 00:44:48 +0100
| From: Gavin McCullagh <ilug_gmc at fiachra.ucd.ie>
|[ ... ]
| 1. There is a "System Log" page, the content of which looks rather like
| /var/log/syslog on a linux machine with pppd running.
| 2. When the machine is replugged the time goes back to 01/01/1970 00:00.
| Both of these suggest to me that it's running some description of unix or
| linux. [ ... ]
every non-*ix-based embedded O/S I've used uses The
*ix Epoch, so point 2 means fsck all.
many of those O/Ses also have a syslog(-ish) scheme
of varying complexity/similarity to the *ix schemes.
so the existence of one (point 1) also means fsck all.
however the _contents_ of the message(s) may provide
reason for further _investigation_, but I cannot see
the log(s?) providing convincing proof — just some
as an aside, one reason the embedded O/Ses I've used
use *ix Epoch and a syslog(-ish)-like facility is
because the host development system _is_ *ix — hence
using various *ix-ish conventions are less hassle to
deal with. indeed, you'll find a surprising amount
of POSIX.1(-ish)-like stuff in modern embedded O/Ses.
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