Re: [Vserver] secure a guest against the host's root-account

From: Eugen Leitl <>
Date: Tue 25 Apr 2006 - 11:32:21 BST
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On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 08:25:37PM +1000, Tony Lewis wrote:

> I think this would be a valuable addition to vservers. One of the risks
> of "renting" a virtual server (pick your flavour) is that you're not
> safe from the hosting sysadmin. If vservers could offer something like

You are never safe from the hoster. Either you trust her, or you don't.
It's as simple as that.

(Or, you bring in sealed tamper-proof hardware in, then you have
some degree of protection).

> that, it's a real selling point. It's much closer to a dedicated server
> then, in terms of (quasi) physical security.

Eugen* Leitl leitl
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