• Subject: Re: Remote CDROM?
  • From: "Mike Silvers" <msilvers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:35:11 -0500
  • Organization: Hainey Business Systems

Make sure you don't tell them what you can do with your user profile, they
might take that away too!

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: <D.BALE@handleman.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 11:18 AM
Subject: Remote CDROM?


> Well, that sounds secure, eh?  You could trash every system in the place
> without even entering the computer room.  Have you ever told them you
could
> wreak more damage from the outside than from the inside?  No, wait, better
> not, they might handcuff you even more than you are now.
>
> Don't fret, though, I have the perfect solution.  You need to move your
office
> so that you're right at the wall of the computer room.  Move the front of
the
> AS/400 right up to the wall where your new office is.  Have a contractor
cut
> out a 6"x6" piece in the wall where the CD-ROM drive is, install a
security
> door (helps keep the cold air from leaking out of the computer room and
> prevents unauthorized access to the CD-ROM).
>
> Do the same for the other physical access you require - tape drives,
control
> panel.  Require different keys for each access, so that your company feels
> secure in knowing that you could never accidentally or maliciously misuse
your
> access.
>
> Sheesh, are they trying to hide a cache of gold bars in there?
>
> Dan Bale
> IT - AS/400
> Handleman Company
> 248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
>
> -------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
> I 've searched the archives and everything I've found says this can't be
> done but I thought I would ask anyway.
>
> I'm the new security officer of a recently added AS400. Ie previously
> existing network.  This means I have all the access I could possibly want
> inside the box, but the powers that be will not give me physical access to
> the box!  We run a TCP/IP network and I want to know if there is anyway to
> load PTF's etc from my PC's CD-ROM to the AS/400.
>
> The only other option available to me is to get them to move the 400 out
of
> god's room and into my office!
>
> Kind Regards
>
> Eric Graeb
> egraeb@home.com
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