[Gllug] My firewall is rooted

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Mon Jul 15 13:46:54 UTC 2002

On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 01:19:32PM +0100, Huw Lynes wrote:
> On Monday 15 July 2002 12:40, you wrote:
> > >>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen Harker <steve at pauken.co.uk> writes:
> >
> >     Stephen> Now my root password doesn't work any more. SO. Do I
> > want Stephen> to even bother fixing this machine up
> You might want to swap in a new drive and keep the old one to have a 
> look at exactly what happened to you. Might be a good learning 
> experience. The down-side is that if you are not very careful you can 
> end up infecting your whole network. So maybe it's better to just blat 
> the disk. 

Why infect your network ?
Should be safe enough to mount it & poke around ... unless you are stupid enough to
have '.' in your path -- mount noexec if you want to be parenoid.
Oh, I also assume that you aren't using some sort of gui to poke around it.

Alain Williams

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