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This article was posted to the Usenet group alt.hackers in 1995; any technical information is probably outdated.


Article: 7459 of alt.hackers
From: (Dylan Northrup (SCI))
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: TEST
Date: 28 Feb 1995 00:45:01 GMT
Organization: University of South Florida, College of Education
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In <3irreh$>, Sam Trenholme (
felt it appropriate to spew the following onto the screen:


=as a user (it's in ~/bin, not /usr/local/bin). So I replaced tcsh with a
=program I wrote myself, which generates a one-time password, and will
=only execute a real shell if you type in the correct one-time password.
=Since my shell is not in /etc/shells, a cracker can't get in through
=FTP-- the FTP daemon thinks I have a "sorry" shell.

So how do you ftp to/from this machine (or is that one of the breaks of
having a more secure system)?

=I'll mail it to anyone who wants it-- it's still a hack. For example, it
=core dumps if it doesn't see certain files in your home directory. The
=program obviously needs work before I post it to comp.sources.unix

I'd like to see it (being the hopeless UNIX junkee that I am :-)

ObCTSHack: I'm experiencing the onset of CTS symptoms.  I haven't went to a
doctor yet (I'm waiting until I get hired to a place with nice medical
benefits so I can have my insurance help with one of those noce ergonomic
keyboards :-) and so have not had any professional help.  So I'm sitting
in the lab typing complaining to a fellow lab assistant when he says
"Just use those old DOS manuals as hand rests."  I'll be damned if it
didn't help.  They're about an inch and a half high (just the right
height) and are not too wide that they won't fit on the desk.

Dylan Northrup * *
My views aren't USF's or the College of Education's.  They like me but not
enough to let me speak for them :-)
Random B-5 Quote
"That's not fair."
'No, it's not, but that's what we're stuck with.'
  -- Lyta Alexander and Dr. Kyle, "The Gathering"

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