Re: read-only file systems

From: Rich Teer (
Date: 09/11/01

Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 19:35:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Rich Teer <>
To: Heather Flanagan <>
Subject: Re: read-only file systems
Message-ID: <>

On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Heather Flanagan wrote:

> I know /usr can be comfortably turned in to a read-only file system for
> particularly hardened systems - or at least I can't think of any reason why
> not. Can the same be done with / on Solaris 8?

It depnds on how broken down your / is. Dy definition, most
files under /var for example are written to at some stange.
I suspect that if one separated out /var, / could be made
read only. (Naturally, user data lives on other disks or

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