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Date:      Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:21:58 +0100
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: on hammer's, security, and centrifuges...
Message-ID:  <4F313386.9000506@my.gd>
In-Reply-To: <4F31272D.7040905@gmail.com>
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On 2/7/12 2:29 PM, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> On 2012.02.07 07:03, Henry Olyer wrote:
> 
>> Look, I'm going to use FreeBSD as long as both it and I am around, it's
>> just the best choice for me, for my user's.  But we need to improve
>> security.
> 
> I'm very happy with the security and stability of FreeBSD, and praise
> the sec team and contributors to make it so.
> 
> I've run literally hundreds of FreeBSD boxes, mostly in a busy ISP
> environment since 4.3, and never have been hacked after normal system
> protections are in place.
> 
>> For now, until I remake my laptop, I'm going to disable the ath0
>> wireless.
>>
>> How?  What's the best method to make certain that my wireless chip is
>> turned off?
> 
> Comment out the configuration lines for the ath interface in rc.conf, or
> to remove it completely, recompile the kernel after removing 'device ath'.
> 

Also, make sure to NOT build the kernel module for ath...




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