Jump to content











Photo
- - - - -

encrypted Wi-Fi booting on secure remote server?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 mr_

mr_

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • 355 posts
  •  
    Germany

Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:32 PM

I found concerning network booting only PXE which seams to be only with NIC, cable and local lan.

Let's say there is a desktop computer or notebook with bootable floppy/CD/USB and some Wi-Fi device (internal chip, PCI card, USB drive...)

Is it possible on pre-boot to log in into a WPA2 protected Wi-Fi, then secure login into a remote server (SSL or w/e) and boot an operating system physically stored on the remote server?

Btw, I mean real booting, no kicker method. (kicker method is for sure working for modified operating systems but not for the non special ones)

#2 Sha0

Sha0

    WinVBlock Dev

  • Developer
  • 1682 posts
  • Location:reboot.pro Forums
  • Interests:Booting
  •  
    Canada

Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:06 PM

Are you familiar with gPXE? Once upon a time, an Etherboot project developer coded a wireless driver to boot a computer over wireless. :) (No, it wasn't me)

gPXE supports HTTPS, but not fully. It can speak HTTPS, but doesn't verify the security of its peer.

#3 mr_

mr_

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • 355 posts
  •  
    Germany

Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:53 PM

Are you familiar with gPXE? Once upon a time, an Etherboot project developer coded a wireless driver to boot a computer over wireless. :) (No, it wasn't me)

Which card is it? Is there a list?

gPXE supports HTTPS, but not fully. It can speak HTTPS, but doesn't verify the security of its peer.

Well, this doesn't make much sense then. But at least it supports some kind of signing and verifying for the boot file.

#4 Brito

Brito

    Platinum Member

  • .script developer
  • 10566 posts
  • Location:boot.wim
  • Interests:I'm just a quiet simple person with a very quiet simple life living one day at a time..
  •  
    European Union

Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:53 PM

I thought this was *impossible* up to now on commonly available network hardware.. :)

Would it be possible to post some links to the documentation?

The newer 802.11n protocol forecasts a data rate delivery up to 150Mbit/s on a single channel, making it really fast to boot medium sized OS images on these newer machines that come equipped with >2Gb of RAM.

Good stuff.

:)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users