[sf-lug] VPS question: accessible by root user on physical host?
jim at well.com
Sun Jun 1 21:07:44 PDT 2008
share the risk assessment process, please.
On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 17:00 -0700, Jason Turner wrote:
> Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Jason Turner (jturner at nonzerosums.org):
> >> Thanks for the info, Rick. Yep, I realize some element of trust will
> >> always be involved if you don't have physical security.
> > Oddly enough, you end up having some element of trust even if you _do_
> > have physical security.
> > [...apt scenarios of different security risks...]
> Another good reminder of the lack of 100% certainty in our world,
> rather, just differing levels of probability. And the methods used to
> deal with that fact in the world of security fall around the concept of
> risk management.
> Got it. The info and perspectives have been helpful, fellas.
> Now, I'm gonna stew on the various dis/advantages of hosting my own mail
> service[again] vs. shared hosting vs. a VPS provider. Perhaps even draw
> up a risk assessment on each of those options. Guessing at a realistic
> timeline, I should be done and decided by sometime in 2010!
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