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commit c880d7566c413cfbeaf5681363c1f62d14fac093
parent cdd32facab7a97b0ec2568705256b318eafc8402
Author: Francis Rowe <info@gluglug.org.uk>
Date:   Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:15:52 +0100

docs/hcl/kgpe-d16: warn about IPMI iKVM module

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docs/hcl/kgpe-d16.html | 10++++++++++
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diff --git a/docs/hcl/kgpe-d16.html b/docs/hcl/kgpe-d16.html @@ -61,6 +61,16 @@ </div> <div class="section"> + <h1 id="ipmi">IPMI iKVM module add-on</h1> + <p> + Don't use it. It uses proprietary firmware and adds a backdoor (remote out-of-band management chip, + similar to the <a href="http://libreboot.org/faq/#intelme">Intel Management Engine</a>. Fortunately, + the firmware is unsigned (possibly to replace) and physically separate from the mainboard since it's + on the add-on module, which you don't have to install. + </p> + </div> + + <div class="section"> <h1 id="flashchips">Flash chips</h1> <p> 2MiB flash chips are included by default, on these boards. It's on a P-DIP 8 slot (SPI chip).