erbenson> NFS is insecure, deal with it. Such as use something besides NFS that is secure; the options are thin and immature, but you may still look around because I have a feeling there may be a good match, if you're willing to sacrafice admin time to the task. For instance, I'm curious if CODA has played this trick. They talk about distribution, security, etc. Plus, administration of local disk caches could become really easy with CODA -- 4GB disk cache, now that's nice; it's as if you only really have one machine in some administrative senses. Now, somebody tell me if I'm wrong. There is a whole page of Linux filesystems besides EXT2 and NFS out there someplace. Find it and take a good research if you have the time. Once you make yourself vulnerable to physical host takeover and make yourself secure from that, you have definitely got yourself a few rungs up. Otherwise, another thing I can suggest is hide the floppies (I mean, take them out). Floppies are a mess anyway, and we shouldn't need them. This does not make it impossible to install a new floppy. You could scratch out the IDE leads to the floppy cable, and make the machine less valuable. By floppy, I mean floppy disk drive, not floppy disk, which I know is incorrect usage, but then again I hate floppies in general and think they're the plague (I haven't depended on them ever since 1984 when I got a modem).
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