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Re: test post

Article: 7508 of alt.hackers
From: (Reagan Blundell)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: test post
Date: 11 Mar 1995 16:06:06 +1000
Organization: Desire -APANA-Brisbane-
Lines: 26
Approved: You bet it is
Message-ID: 3jreke$
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]
Status: RO

: ObHack: oh oh.. er.. Getting tin to work on my linux box.
:   It kept telling me to set.your.NNTPSERVER.variable, completely ignoring
: whatever environment variables i set. Not having the patience to work out
: why, i just appended a set.your.NNTPSERVER.variable with the appropiate
: ip address to /etc/hosts, and bingo.
:   Well.. it's sort of a hack, anyway.

Well it doesnt seem to have worked - it is now coming up with

	Boss wanted a firewall/filter put in place - but also wanted
legit users to be able to directly access the server from outside the
local LAN.  Solution - a telnetd replacement on the filter machine which
takes a login and password, authenticates via tacacsd on the server and
opens a line for their IP address to pass through the filter.  Not
entirely secure - but it keeps the boss happy and it works after a fashion
(just hope they aren't coming in from a large multi-user machine)

Reagan Blundell		    |	     "I Hope you know that   |	      this will go down on your
APANA Brisbane Regional     |	      Permanent Record"
Management Committee	    |			-- Violent Femmes

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