Way to tell if it is an XO
cjb at laptop.org
Tue Dec 9 16:37:33 EST 2008
> Hello, I need to know what is a good way to find out if the local
> machine running a python script is a XO.
One way might be to "cat /ofw/model". If the file doesn't exist, or
doesn't return a letter and number, you probably aren't running on an
> The goal is to check it the machine running the program is in fact
> an XO or some other machine, and to do it in a way that is very
> hard to fake from some other computer.
I don't think making this hard to fake is possible, because any computer
with root access can reply to your test in whatever way is necessary.
I think you probably shouldn't try to accomplish this, or should try to
use a different method such as a pre-shared credential.
Hope that helps,
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
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