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Re: [Xen-users] New to Xen: safety concerns (Linux Dom0, Windows DomU)

  • To: xen-users <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Chris Angelico <rosuav@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 16:04:57 +1000
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 23:07:19 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Fajar A. Nugraha <list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I'd actually recommend you do something like
>>> - use windows as native OS
>> I'd rather not, but it's an option. Tried it last night; for some
>> reason, the XP installer is bombing.
> XP? With 8G memory? :P

Heh. That was one of the things I tried - pulled out one of the sticks
(it's 2 x 4GB) - but no change. Far as I know, XP shouldn't choke on
4GB RAM, although it won't make optimal use of it all.

> I'd use 64bit W7 instead if going Virtualbox route. Even with extra
> memory use you should still be able to use 5GB or so for guests.

That's a fair option, I guess. Will have to hunt down a Win7 installer
from somewhere. And a license... got plenty of XP sitting around.

> It's optional really. Basically if you limit incoming traffic to
> Windows you'll have less vulnerable to remote attacks. Of course it
> could work just fine even without it.

Ah. Yeah, I'll definitely be putting severe firewall restrictions on
the Windows box. That's been my policy for as long as I've been in
networking, and so far, all the huge newsworthy scares have just
passed us by (except for that one time I built a honeypot... fun,
though largely useless - p0wned in like 15 seconds, unpatched XP with
no service packs).


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