> I just have a simple question:
> Has any thought been given on the list to running a firewall
> on a system that runs off of a CDROM? (i.e. no writable media).
> I'll note two items:
> 1. That this idea has a certain amount of marketability to management.
> 2. We have a CDROM "burner" in house.
> I do not know a lot about firewalls (I've read sections of Bellovin's
> and Cheswick's book; read this list for a little while, etc),
> so I would like help knowing what the problems might be. I've
> left the question fairly open on purpose.
> Thanks ahead of time.
> "Gigabyte here, gigabyte there,
> pretty soon you're talking real memory."
Not to blow down your dream of selling a bunch of these and making a small
fortune in the process, but...
Wouldnt the data files have to be writable?
I mean unless you are going to burn them custom...
If the data files were writable, then wouldnt that blow the security that
a non writable media provides?
Also, updates, fixes, mods would be a lot harder, since a new CD would
have to be made..
Wouldnt it be a little slower to give bug fixes (as they would have to
be on a new CD as well, and thus a little more costly)
Just a few thoughts, but I may be way off base..