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Linux.com: LILO Security Tips

Apr 20, 2000, 18:56 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kapil Sharma)

"There are several techniques to minimize the risk of passing LILO arguments at boot time and booting the system in single user mode to get the root shell."

"delay=X
This controls how long (in tenths of seconds) LILO waits for user input before booting to the default selection. It should be set to 0 unless the system dual boots something else."

"prompt
This forces the user to enter something, LILO will not boot the system automatically. This will not reboot the server without a human attendant. But, If you add a timeout option then the system will continue booting after the timeout is reached."

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