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Re: [Xen-users] Re: Unsigned GPLPV drivers

To: Klaus Steinberger <klaus.steinberger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Re: Unsigned GPLPV drivers
From: Oliver Hookins <oliver.hookins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:51:47 +1000
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On Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 10:56:38 +0200, Klaus Steinberger wrote:
> > I was under the impression that using bcdedit to set the
> > DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS loadoption and nointegritychecks option would
> > remove any restrictions on using unsigned drivers, but it would appear 
> this
> > perhaps on applies to Vista, not Windows 2008.
> It even does not work in Vista (starting with SP1).
> Only way is to use Ready Driver Plus

Yes, I ran that once and my general feeling is that it's a very hacky

Is there any likelihood of the GPLPV drivers getting signed with a "real"
certificate? The Microsoft documents on driver signing are a bit vague on
what is actually required but it doesn't seem as if the full WHQL testing
needs to be done, you only need an SPC certificate from a trusted CA. For
example Comodo are selling code signing certs for $179 for a year.

Could "anyone" then purchase one of these certificates and sign the GPLPV

Oliver Hookins

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