Re: Sun Ray and alternative hardware (was rudy de haas)

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 14:11:06 CDT

On Fri, 28 May 2004, Liam Helmer wrote:

> We've talked very specifically about NOT networking the voting systems.

And I think that is still the right answer, i.e. no networking.

We have to take care that there's no hidden networking turned on - such as
active IRDA ports, bluetooth, built-in 802.11, etc.

As for burning CD's. After haven written what seems like truckloads of
'em, my word is "don't trust 'em".

I have found burners to hickup more than I like, particularly those on USB
1.x. IDE, SCSI, or USB 2.0 interfaces are much better. And even after
what seems to be a successful burn it is not uncommon to find that the
media can not be read back.

This is one of the reasons I like the idea of having (in addition to a CD
writer) at least two flash memory (thumb) drives that are written so that
at no time are they both in the middle of a transaction at the same time
(this can get tricky on a highly buffered system such as Linux). Some of
these units have a write-protect switch that could prove useful.

                --karl--

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