[CentOS] died again

Sat Dec 7 08:14:33 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 12/6/2013 11:09 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> I noticed the TPM 1.2 .
> Am I going have to start dealing with the "trusted"
> computing crap when I get another computer?

TPM is totally optional to use.

it can be used so your system can establish a chain of trust with a 
server or network or whatever, but there's absolutely no requirement to 
use it.    it also can be used as a trust store for secureboot and full 
disk encryption... If the OS has been secured this way, and you reset 
the TPM via the BIOS, you will have to reformat the disks to use them.

we looked at TPM for authenticating unattended clients making ssl 
connections, but getting all that working just so seemed a little too 
sketchy so we abandoned the idea.

john r pierce                                      37N 122W
somewhere on the middle of the left coast