Re: Checksums on ftp
* Ethan Benson
| one neat way would be a CD-RW, have both an ordinary CDROM and a
| CD-RW drive, when you upgrade or install something move the
| checksums cd-rw to the RW drive, update it then take it out and put
| it back in the CDROM drive. theres no modifying a CD-r[w] from a
| CDROM drive. this system would break down on remotely administered
| systems however.
or having the checksums on a separate host, heavily locked down and
exporting those checksums from there ro, while logging into that
system, reexporting the checksums rw, updating the system, reexport
ro. NFS-over-SSH should work ok. Still, one has to have one system
which one trusts if you are to remote administer it.
Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.