[CentOS] read only root file system

Fri May 2 13:20:52 UTC 2008
gopinath <gopinath at signal-networks.com>

in the /etc/fstab

define ro in the permissions field of the entry where the / partition is

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brett Serkez" <bserkez at gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] read only root file system

> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Jason Pyeron <jpyeron at pdinc.us> wrote:
> > I am looking at having a read only box, it will not use a swap
> >  Any recommendations?
> You'll need to break out your hard drive into multiple partitions, as
> there are certain portions of the file system that need to be writable
> such as /var and /home.  I setup systems in this manner to make them
> more difficult to subvert, I'd suggestion searching for topics such as
> "linux file system hardening".
> When you do need to do maintenance, such as package management, you'll
> need to remount the root file system as writable which will likely
> require a reboot.
> Brett
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