jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Nov 22 08:44:48 PST 2006
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 04:41:37AM +0100, VeeJay wrote:
> I need to secure my data and server. Any advice will be highly appreciated.
> I am going to place my FreeBSD server at a shared place?
> I am just afraid that any unauthorized person might boot machine in single
> user mode and steal the data?
> How can I make my Server secure that if if boots in single user mode, it
> still demands the password and without password one cannot do anything?
> or make it possible that booting in Single user mode, doesn't provide any
Lock it in a box. Anyone who can put their hands physically can
get in to the machine with a little tinkering even if you disable
lots of software.
I think you can get rid of the single user option in the boot,
but anyone with a CD can defeat that if they want to. It would
make things harder for yourself in managing the system, but it
would slow a person down from casual interference.
Also, many machines have BIOS level boot passwords that can be turned
on. Using that would slow a person down, but be annoying for youself,
especially in times such as power failures - the system would not come
back up automatically without someone entering the BIOS password.
Plus, if a person is determined enough, they can defeat that as well
by removing the battery backup for the MB or the flash memory. But,
it would stop casual tinkering.
> Thanks in advance
> BR / vj
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