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Re: pcmciautils and pcmcia_cs

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 04:58:49PM EST, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:

> > But I'm not sure where I should add the "cp" command and where I can
> > place the .cis firmware .. I guess it needs to be somewhere where
> > it's visible within the chroot?

> config/chroot_local-includes/lib/firmware

That's one thing I really enjoy about the debian-live framework: things
go where they should under the name they should have.

I'm beginning to realize that most of my "difficulties" are due to my
ignorance of the debian system and how easy it must be for s/o with
more technical ability.

> > Also, if I get this to work, shouldn't I worry about giving root a
> > password when I build the image .. or is the live system safe from
> > connections from the outside world anyway?

> first of all, no password != empty password, means, if you install ssh
> (ok, bad example, because ssh is configured by default to not allow
> empty passwords either) you cannot remote-login as root as there is no
> password set for that account and no password set makes it not being
> able to login at all.
> however, what you more should worry about is that the live user has a
> default password everyone knows.

I had already changed the default user that I saw in config/binary
thinking that a would-be intruder would need to discover that first, but
I'll look into changing the password as well. 

Since others are probably going to be concerned about opening their
machine's HDD to the outside world, maybe the FAQ or wiki could say a
word or two about security aspects?

Thank you for your patience.


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