Subject: secure modes...?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <email@example.com>
Date: 09/09/2000 10:43:00
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Hi, all. I'm running 1.5_ALPHA2 (built Thursday) on an i386. Browsing
around in the init(8) man page, I read:
1 Secure mode - system immutable and system append-only flags may =
be turned off; disks for mounted filesystems, /dev/mem, and
/dev/kmem are read-only.
I'm running in secure level 1, but I was able to unmount a filesystem on
my box and change its type with disklabel. Should I have been able to do
this? This would seem to imply that I could have done pretty much anything
I liked to the disklabel.
Is my reading of the init(8) man page incorrect? I figured that since there
were mounted filesystems on the disk in question, it would have been off-
limits for labelling and such.
If my understanding is incorrect, please tell me. If it *is* correct and I
should send-pr this, please tell me that, too.
Mason Loring Bliss firstname.lastname@example.org E w i g e
awake ? sleep : dream; http://acheron.ne.mediaone.net Meerschweinchenkraft
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