kernel .config for kiosk

New features which should be implemented in Porteus Kiosk Edition and the kiosk wizard.
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kernel .config for kiosk

Post#1 by gustao » 22 Jul 2013, 13:58

Is there a kernel .config file for porteus kiosk?

I would like to compile custom kernel with ptmx and pts devs modules for ssh support.

Any other solution??

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Re: kernel .config for kiosk

Post#2 by fanthom » 22 Jul 2013, 20:57

Is there a kernel .config file for porteus kiosk?
yes but i wont publish it as modifications to the kiosk kernel are not allowed. if you want functionality not included in the kiosk kernel by default then you can:
a) ask for inclusion (and explain why)
b) use kernel from porteus standard edition (or any other kernel from any other distro)
c) compile your own kernel
I would like to compile custom kernel with ptmx and pts devs modules for ssh support.
this is actually a huge security hole.
please explain why would you like to do it in the first place.
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Re: kernel .config for kiosk

Post#3 by gustao » 28 Jul 2013, 03:24

I would employ to:

* store / restore backup files (hdd is idle) via scp, more secure than ftp or smb
* send poweroff and reboot comand
* distributed applications or databases
etc.

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Re: kernel .config for kiosk

Post#4 by fanthom » 28 Jul 2013, 20:30

hello gustao,

Kiosk is too much restricted for these tasks (kiosk can write only to a swap partitions and tmpfs). i suggest you going with our desktop edition which has everything you need, supports booting over PXE, etc.
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Post#5 by amigo » 01 Sep 2013, 18:26

Re: kernel .config for kiosk

Postby fanthom » 22 Jul 2013, 21:57

Is there a kernel .config file for porteus kiosk?


yes but i wont publish it

Actually, this violates the GPL -which specifies that any files used to configure or build the binary should be included with the sources. Perhaps you at least include the kernel module which prints out the config?

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Post#6 by fanthom » 01 Sep 2013, 21:21

kiosk has a strong focus on a security and kernel config is a part of the process. that's why i have objections for giving it by default unlike our standard edition where config is available ootb. ofc i have to give an access to the sources if someone request it claiming GPL violations. still - i'm willing to do it only through the private channels (like mail) and not on a public forum.
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