[rescue] SGI fw_sshd and security

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Mon Mar 8 17:03:42 CST 2004

Some SCSI drives do have write protect jumpers, but they are few
and far between.  I do really wish that that was an accepted


On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:32:40 -0500
Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:

> On Mar 8, 2004, at 12:45 PM, Kevin Loch wrote:
> >>> Your Tripwire database, executable binary and tw.config
> >file are>> supposed to be located on read only media.  An
> >attacker could>> edit the cron process, that runs Tripwire
> >automatically, to run a>> hacked version, but that would still
> >fail with manual audits>> which should be done at least once a
> >week.>   Yes, supposed to be...but who actually does that?
> >
> > People who don't spend enough time auditing their firewall
> > config.
>    Yes. :)  But it's not a perfect world.  I remember my
>    biggest 
> complaint about moving to SCSI disks from SMD and IPI about
> eleven years ago: no write-protect buttons.
>            -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my
> soul Cape Coral, FL                   feels a little better."  
>   -Ed
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