[TAG] Dedicated Linux application
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Mon Mar 8 03:33:49 MSK 2004
On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 02:19:49PM -0600, Jon Aldrich wrote:
> I am in the process of developing a linux app (for gaming). I want the
> final product to reside on a linux box that, after booting, automatically
> runs the application. What is the preferred method for doing this?
> 1) An 'auto login' for a special user on one of the system consoles, who's
> user profile starts the application.
> 2) Start the app with an inittab entry.
> 3) Something else?
> The app will produce graphics output and get user input, so it can't run as
> just a backgroud type daemon. It will run on a secure, dedicated network
You'll get lots of opinions, I suspect, but mine is 'put it in
inittab'. That and (optionally) an sshd should be about it: you should
know *everything* that's running in a ps, in this kind of environment.
Make sure the bios boots the HD (/flash image) and nothing else, and is
passworded. Yes, even if there isn't a hardware keyboard.
Think multiple layers of security.
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