Subject: Re: Is it possible to disable the boot prompt?
To: None <>
From: Jim Breton <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/03/2001 08:47:04
On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 01:39:51AM -0700, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> I'm not aware of one..  whats the use?  It saves 5 seconds?

The use is, it removes one of the easiest ways for someone to root the
box from the console.

<Insert standard rant here about "blabla.. console access means you are
0wned anyway..blabla" but that is not the point.  The point is to make it
harder and more intrusive and more time-consuming to do so... just like
BIOS passwords.>