(yet) another suggestion
ian at darwinsys.com
Thu Jul 17 20:57:09 CEST 2008
C R McClenaghan wrote:
> Would it be possible to implement a first boot script that would:
> generate unique SSH keys;
You shouldn't have reinvent this (OpenBSD does this in /etc/rc, so
something like it should be part of most Linux distributions).
if [ ! -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key ]; then
echo -n "ssh-keygen: generating new DSA host key... "
if /usr/bin/ssh-keygen -q -t dsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key
-N ''; then
I don't have my freerunner handy but I hope that dropbear includes
> provide for selection of non-conflicting peer networking IP addresses;
That's what DHCP is for. This is NOT something that an appliance should
try to do.
That said, most linux and winzzz boxes won't have DHCP on their USB
ports, so there should be a short timeout and a workable default.
> option to install full keyboard;
Should just be installed.
> other suggestions?
Pick a non-root account to run stuff.
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