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RE: Routers vs. PC's for routing - was list problems?

  • From: Rowland, Alan D
  • Date: Fri May 24 13:52:28 2002

AFAIK standard (non-proprietary) CompactFlash, SmartCards, Memory Stick, et
al, are seen as (removable) storage with typical allowed attributes. I can
set a file/folder/card to 'locked' in my camera but when plugged into the
computer this will show as 'read only.'

Then again, router manufacturers are infamous for jiggering as much as
possible to proprietary. Might still be able to 'administer' the card in
another machine then install it in the proprietary device but that might
void your warranty. :)

Hey, they're just protecting their market share, right? Worked for Apple,
oh, wait a minute... (/mnt asbestos underwear)

Just my 2.

-Al

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven J. Sobol [mailto:sjsobol@JustThe.net]
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 2:39 PM
To: Dan Hollis
Cc: E.B. Dreger; Vinny Abello; nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: Routers vs. PC's for routing - was list problems?



On Thu, 23 May 2002, Dan Hollis wrote:
 
> On Thu, 23 May 2002, Steven J. Sobol wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 May 2002, E.B. Dreger wrote:
> > > EIDE-based flash drives have become very inexpensive.  Some
> > > embedded systems use CompactFlash boards.
> > Can you set flash drives to be write-only?
> 
> Why would you want to do this?

Duh. Sorry about the brainfart. I was about to launch into a long 
explanation of what I want to do when I realized I wrote "write-only"
instead of "read-only." I meant "read-only."

Note to self: Engage brain *before* fingers.

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