[LinuxBIOS] PC protection
ceri.coburn at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 6 14:40:51 CEST 2007
frederic at placenet.org wrote:
>> frederic at placenet.org wrote:
>>> is it possible to put in linuxbios an option that protect your pc to be
>>> stolen. for example:
>>> ping one time an wan ip adress when ethernet interface if up ?
>>> is this idea is possible ?
>> It's possible to write code to do most things, but what would stop the
>> thief loading a normal proprietary BIOS? What exactly would you want to
> when pc start and bios is launch, i would that bios if special option is
> active to get an ip with gateway (if some dhcp runing) and try an ping to
> an given ip or wget and special ip address.
> if something stay resident when pc OS is running to try only one time a
> smooth ping or wget.
> like this if the computer is stolen by someone and this computer will be
> use somewhere with internet (today is high probality), we can trace the
> computer and retreive it...
So I take it the machine would do this ping of some kind every time the
machine boots, regardless of it being stolen or not.
Etherboot already has the functionality to retrieve an IP via DHCP
etc... If you were interested in adding the functionality you are
talking about, I personally would start there.
> if this possible to include that kind of script (up network interface,
> dhcp,ping and boot) when linuxbios is used and installed on a motherboard
> (in my case is Intel D946GZIS). I am interesting to do that.
> bst regards.
>>> bst regards.
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