Accession Number:

ADA445015

Title:

Re-Mastering Knoppix for the MYSEA Testbed

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Dec 2005

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

When a computing environment is operating in a multilevel mode, where users have different clearances, and data exists at multiple levels of classification, supporting commercial-grade operating systems and applications is a major challenge. The Monterey Security Architecture MYSEA at the Naval Postgraduate School is a proposed solution. A testbed has been developed to research and prototype the architecture. One part of the architecture requires thin clients -- workstations with no ability to save data or state locally. One approach to provide a reasonable thin client in the short term is to boot an operating system from optical media, such as a CD or DVD. Knoppix is an open source effort that provides a pre-packaged bootable Linux operating system on CD. However, the current version of Knoppix does not provide the configuration and applications required for the MYSEA testbed. This document provides a generic process for re-mastering or re-packaging the Knoppix CD, as well as the specific steps for producing a Knoppix CD that is usable in the MYSEA architecture.app

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE