Article: 7459 of alt.hackers From: email@example.com (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 Lines: 38 Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution: inet Message-ID: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Host: madonna.coedu.usf.edu X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] Status: RO
In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Sam Trenholme (email@example.com) felt it appropriate to spew the following onto the screen: =ObStayAwayKevinMitnickHack: =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 * firstname.lastname@example.org * http://www.cas.usf.edu/dylan.html 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"