StrongBox is a next generation Linux-based operating system.
Version: 1.0 beta14StrongBox is a next generation Linux-based operating system, incorporating tight version control, digital signatures, high security and built-in change management.
Operating System: Linux
StrongBox represents a shift in the Linux paradigm. Moving away from monolithic systems where everything runs together, StrongBox is a fully modular Linux distribution.
It incorporates a small ram-based OS and toolset for administration and security functions, and then allows applications bundles, built using any Linux distribution, to run on top of it. Each of these bundles, running in a secure virtual context, has a large level of independence from the base OS.
This secure partitioning allows StrongBox to have some unique and powerful features. OS versioning, rollbacks, automated hardware detection, fault-tolerant boot process, easy migration from server-to-server, and the ability to incorporate other Linux distributions and existing installations are key features.
StrongBox gets it's name from the high standard of security that it provides. Using virtual servers, digital signatures on all OS components, and a large number of read-only pieces in the OS, StrongBox is highly resistant to security breaches.
Also, it has virtual boot medium independence, meaning that it can run with little or no changes from CDRom, compact flash, USB, SCSI, etc. This makes StrongBox ideal for the secure deployment of embedded systems, computing clusters, enterprise Linux deployments, secure web servers, PBX systems, and kiosk systems.
What's New in This Release:
· makerpm and makedebian scripts greatly improved
· asteriskathome build script
· Improved usb authentication, and automatic key selection for USB keys
· Added a gcc, distcc, linux headers, and kernel source add-ons
· Unionfs, bind, vrenice, rpm, hashlimits subsystem
· Larger default config partition (12MB)
· dmraid support re-added (use dmraid kernel parameter on boot)
· Updated versions of all software