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On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 20:29, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> On Saturday 17 January 2004 18:06, Brad House wrote:
> > no, the rcscripts must now parse the kernel commandline opts
> > to get a few options. There's really not many other ways to
> > do it. Besides you just proved by your statement that someone
> > could instead pass init=/bin/sh and override any sort of
> > init process, so trying to make the 'cdroot' option secure
> > is obsurd, as there's 10 million other ways to get in if you
> > have direct access to the computer.
> The big difference is that init=/bin/sh does not give you a normal working
> system, cdboot however could be abused to get a normal functioning
> passwordless console. That would allow incapable systemadmins to decide to do
> this, or even tell others to do it (the latter I want to prevent).
Ill post some changes later that may be acceptable in this case.
Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop/System Team Developer
Cape Town, South Africa
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