[CentOS] Security advice, please

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Dec 25 11:18:08 UTC 2008


Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:43 PM, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>   
>>> Hi Warren, Nice explanation.  I would like to ask what you
>>> recommend people do if they want to be able to ssh in from
>>> anywhere on the internet. Say they are going to be traveling and
>>> they know they will have to login from machines they have no
>>> control over, like an internet cafe or a Hotel's business
>>> services suite?
>>>       
> <snip>
> I again offer you my "solution", which is to take with me "Live CDs"
> for CentOS 5.2 and Knoppix. I reboot the box in an Internet cafe, from
> a Live CD, do what I need/want to do, and when I am done, I remove the
> Live CD and reboot the public box again. I have not installed anything
> on their box and I am much safer, surfing, etc., on a public box.
>   


i'm quite surprised many such internet cafes would let you run your own 
software on their hardware.  many of the 'cafe' systems I've seen are 
booted off the network, or don't have CD drives, or could even be 
running Linux already, such as these 
http://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/src/kiosk/






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