[CentOS] Security advice, please

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 25 11:20:27 UTC 2008


On Thursday 25 December 2008 11:12:19 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'll bet you're popular at those cafes :-)

Anne
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