Re: Secure logging

From: Keith Copenhagen <k_at_copetech_dot_com>
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 17:56:17 CST

Hi Jim,

I'm lockstep here, I don't know how important these nits are... but
I'm pretty sure a CD based write-once file system requires a CD-RW drive
and CD-R media.

I suspect that the claims of the death of CD are more marketing than
market. But clearly that cut-over point needs to be watched and called
when it matters.... I just would argue against being an early adopter,
unless we have no choice.

-Keith

Keith Copenhagen wrote:

>I'll admit to agreeing with Jim,
<<snip>>
>-Keith
>

Keith,

Another reason to start with a DVD burner drive, besides space, is that
in some fairly short period (certainly under 2 years) CD burners are
going to go the way of the Dodo as their functionality is entirely
present in DVD drives. We could rapidly face a situation where we just
can't buy CD burners anymore.

Start with DVD, we put off that point for at least 2 or 3 years, and at
no more than $30 or $40 per box in current upfront costs over CD
burners...and the price gap will drop over time, not increase. DVD
drives are no more expensive to produce today than CD drives.

Another thing: we do NOT want CD-RW or DVD-RW. We want CD-R or DVD-R.
The latter are write-once-read-many (WORM). RW drives can be erased -
bad mojo for audit logs. And if we get to the point of talking to the
public about this, the difference WILL be noted by the techie community.

Jim

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