Subject: Re: Securing NetBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <Thomas@Wanka.at>
Date: 02/28/2001 18:35:52
On 28 Feb 2001, at 6:19, Jon Lindgren wrote:
> Opening it up to any form of remote access
> gives rise to the possibility of something, somehow gaining access and
> comprimising the security of any networks or hosts involved.
I do agree, but sometimes remote access is necessary. You might
consider connecting another computer with a modem (for a larger
installation I once used a dedivated machine with a 16Port serial
card that was connected to 16 machines). The modem can be
configured to anly accept connections from one telephone number
or some callback sheme to enhance security. This will allow
manipulations of the secure machine only available in singele user
mode. For an attack indepth knowledge of the setup was needed.