open bsd 5.7 and 5.8 cd ordering questions

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open bsd 5.7 and 5.8 cd ordering questions

securityvsconvenience
Hi,

I want to order these two compact discs (see subject line) and have few
questions:

1. Is there tamperproof tape on the OpenBSD compact discs mailed from the
openbsd store?
2. Royal Mail takes how long to arrive to California? Is it being sent as a
letter?

Thank you.

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Re: open bsd 5.7 and 5.8 cd ordering questions

Fred
On 08/22/15 21:32, Danny Nguyen wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I want to order these two compact discs (see subject line) and have few
> questions:
>
> 1. Is there tamperproof tape on the OpenBSD compact discs mailed from the
> openbsd store?
> 2. Royal Mail takes how long to arrive to California? Is it being sent as a
> letter?
>
> Thank you.
>

Hi Danny,

The CD's come in a DVD case which has a plastic film cover which has to
be removed to access the CD's from the case.

They also come in padded envelopes that are obvious if they have been
tampered with.

However, if you have an adversary who has lots of money these protection
methods can be subverted - but the signify key will then allow you to
see if they have tampered with the product. Although the truly paranoid
can check the signify key printed on their disks with the one on the
OpenBSD website.

hth

Fred

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Re: open bsd 5.7 and 5.8 cd ordering questions

Fred
In reply to this post by securityvsconvenience
On 08/22/15 21:32, Danny Nguyen wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I want to order these two compact discs (see subject line) and have few
> questions:
>
> 1. Is there tamperproof tape on the OpenBSD compact discs mailed from the
> openbsd store?
> 2. Royal Mail takes how long to arrive to California? Is it being sent as a
> letter?
>
> Thank you.
>

oh and in answer to question 2. the Royal Mail claim to deliver in 5-7
working days to the rest of the world, which includes the US.

hth

Fred

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Re: open bsd 5.7 and 5.8 cd ordering questions

Christopher Barry-2
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On Sat, 22 Aug 2015 22:28:48 +0100
Fred <[hidden email]> wrote:

>Although the truly paranoid can check the signify key printed on
>their disks with the one on the OpenBSD website.

...unless of course they've poisoned your dns and are sending you to
an alternate site for just such an event... Maybe you should just drive
up to Calgary and get them in person. But yeah, they'll probably just
swap the cds in your car while they're strip searching you when you're
trying to get back in... *sigh*