Re: How efficient is mounting /usr ro?
On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 11:08:46PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <20031014175455.GH20556@dijkstra.csh.rit.edu> you wrote:
> > A read-only /usr is not a security measure.
> Depends on your definition og it-security. It reduces downtime, prevents
> some admin and software failures and therefore is a security measure.
In the IT field, "security" refers specifically to unauthorized use, as in
"security guard", and "security system". It does not, in general, refer to
the more generic definitions of "security", as in "security blanket",
"securities and exchange commission", or "job security".