encrypted root filesystem

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Wed Mar 10 06:09:55 PST 2004


On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 04:32, Kendrick wrote:
> Bennett Todd wrote:
> > 2004-02-28T10:36:23 Dagmar d'Surreal:
> >   
> > > Step #2.  Look into how to boot from the memory key plugged into your
> > > USB port.
> > >     
> > The RUNT Linux distro <URL:http://www.ncsu.edu/resnet/runt/>
> > might be a helpful starting point for this. It supports both booting
> > directly from a USB flash gizmo, on machines where the BIOS makes it
> > possible, and booting from a floppy then mounting root from the USB
> > gizmo for everything else (nearly everything, today, I think).
> > 
> > -Bennett
> >   
> how fesible is it to hold login certificate on a usb type devise?  or
> somthing of the like...   
> 
> I also heard that kodak is coming out with a write once flash memory
> for cameras...  that might be helpful to, extreemly inexpensive kinda
> like negitives for digital cameras.  im wondering if they could be
> adapted to use for crypto verification during login.  would appriciate
> any ones thoughts about that... 

Schlumberger makes a ton of smart cards and smart card readers.  If you
need this sort of thing, don't diddle around.  Get one of their devices
and use PAM with it.  Even their "biomouse" combination smart-card
reader, thumbprint scanner can be used with PAM.
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