[sf-lug] Notes from the SF-LUG meeting of November 5, 2017

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 6 11:40:17 PST 2017

Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com):

> Actually I burn disks on my HP not on the Dell I carry to meetings.   
> I test them on my Dell to avoid rebooting on the HP.  The Dell when
> online at the meetings is exposed to the Internet.  I am behind a
> router here and my greatest fear is a a mistake at the upstream
> repositories.. 

Are you referring to your Dell as not 'exposed to the Internet' merely
because it's 'behind a router'?  In that case, it's still going to be
exposed to the Internet.  The only way you can reasonably claim it's not
is if you keep it airgapped at all times, and never run any code
transported to it on optical disks or USB flash drives for any reason.
If you do _those_ things, then it is exposed to the Internet because the
machines that created them are.

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