eMerge gone commercial?
On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 9:15 AM, James <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Curiously, I just got this information, from a vendor:
> eMerge is a configurable, integrated security management and access control
> system that can be managed from anywhere there is a network connection and
> access to a standard Internet browser. *It is based on the industry-standard
> Linux operating system and requires no server or client software to be installed
> because it is a browser based and managed platform. This ensures there are no
> software compatibility issues with existing network equipment and computers.
> Sounds familiar to our emerge and (gentoo) Linux?
Seems to be completely unrelated to me.
> Is "emerge" protected by the Gentoo Foundation?
Not as far as I can tell. I just did a USPTO lookup and the name
Gentoo & the Gentoo logo are the only trademarked items belonging to
> Are they using Gentoo linux?
The eMerge seem to be based on S2 NetBox which is a web server running
some kind of embedded linux, no idea what distro they may have based
There are a couple of published vulnerabilities with these devices
(eMerge and NetBox). For example this one sounds interesting:
"S2 NetBox allows unauthenticated HTTP access to node logs, backups,
and employee photographs"