About mount root and usr -ro?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sat Jan 29 06:48:02 PST 2005

perikillo <perikillo at gmail.com> writes:

>    If you have a machine running only a firewall, there some
> advantages mounting / and  /usr -ro
> or is dangers?

It makes sense, especially if there won't be users on the machine.

>     Once you setup your rules, disable every thing we dont need, and
> closing the box for a long time the box will be alone.

Raised securelevels are helpful here.  [This is pretty much the only
situation for which I think securelevels are helpful.]  Disabling
things you don't need is *always* a good idea.

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