[lfs-dev] LFS 7.3 ISO discussion

cybertao psybertao at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 14:45:24 PDT 2013

So, what's up with the linux kernel and overlayed filesystems?  There's no
I notice the Arch CD initramfs creates RAM disks for volatile directories
and copy the contents into from archives into them.  That's no where near
as elegant or flexible.

On 21 March 2013 10:20, cybertao <psybertao at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 21 March 2013 10:01, William Harrington <berzerkula at cox.net> wrote:
> As far as it recreating ssh keys, I don't think you'd want to publish a
>> livecd and distribute it and then everyone on the planet using the same ssh
>> key if they have it open to the public vie their network connection. I
>> don't know if that would happen often, but I'm sure plenty of people use
>> livecd's as servers.
> Curious.   I installed my OpenSSH on  my project and set a root password.
>  I too thought about the security risk, but didn't think it was an issue
> for a LiveCD with the purpose of building LFS.  Personally, I'd like to put
> the CD in a box without a monitor or keyboard (BIOS dependent!) and ssh
> into it.  The box will only be a security risk to the local network it
> resides on.  There's no need for a root login apart from convenience,
> having a standard user defined with sudo permissions would be exactly the
> same risk.
> I also weighed up the possibility of the CD being installed to a hardrive,
> but LFS is not a full distribution that hold your hand and updates/secures
> the system so it's inappropriate to treat the CD as anything but a platform
> for building LFS.
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