Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:26 Thursday <Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/8/26 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:16400 Activity:insanely high
8/25    Can someone finish this off. I'm trying to get rc.local to
        automatically establish a secure tunnel to uclink4 but I can't
        seem to get expect to work.
        ssh -f -lmyusername -L 143:uctwink4:143 uctwink4 _???_
        \_ seems ok to me, but I think it would still require a passwd
                unless you use RSA (-i identity file). But I may be
                wrong, I'm no guru. -chingon
                \_ Where I have a _???_ I had it execute and expect
                   script like
                   #!/usr/local/bin/expect -f

                   expect "password: "
                   send -- "mypassword\r"

                   that didn't seem to work. It still asked me for a password
                \_ you want expect to spawn ssh instead, because it's
                   ssh that's asking you for the password.
                   \_ Then what goes in place of the _???_
                      \_ try "sleep 1800" (which uclink actually ignores
                         but which is correct in general and which makes
                         ssh happy)
1999/8/26 [Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:16401 Activity:insanely high
        \_ fag "coming out" documentary, and offensive graphic.
                                             \_ ymmv
                           what's that stand for? _/
           \_ it's not really a coming out documentary.  it's s
                piece about this guy who has split his dick.
                and ymmv stands for 'your milage may vary'.  see
                homepages/ for
                a usenet acronym dictionary.
                \_ or use /usr/local/bin/dict
           \_ uhh, do you know what coming out means?
1999/8/26-28 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:16402 Activity:moderate
8/25    Policy question: would it be against csua policy if I wrote a
        server to listen to an ephemeral port on csua which would
        establish a connection using popen to "telnet agate nntp"
        This would create a backdoor allowing anyone to access agate using
        a non-Berkeley ISP.
        \_ of course it would be.
        \_ use ssh port-forwarding to give yourself access w/o making
           a public service of it.
        \_ Not just against CSUA but also UC Berkeley policy.
          \_ Dan Bernstein almost got squished for doin the same thing on the
1999/8/26-28 [Computer] UID:16403 Activity:kinda low
8/26    Any suggestions on what to do with old non-working computer parts?
        Is there any way to recycle or donate them, or should I just toss
        \_ Extract the gold from them!
        \_ There used to be a computer graveyard/trashcan sitting outside of
           soda.  It might still be there.  I don't know what is done with
           it's contents though.
1999/8/26-28 [Finance/Investment] UID:16404 Activity:nil
8/26    Anybody ever gotten a paper stock certificate from a broker?  I'm
        thinking of giving some stock away as a gift, but I don't want to
        deal with all the transfering stuff, I'd rather give a piece of
        paper.  Does the stock certificate have your name on it?  Do I need
        to fill out extra paperwork to give it to someone as a gift?  Thanks.
        \_ On the back of the stock certificate, there should be a space
        for you to endorse the certificate to another person/party. By
        default certificates appear in the account holder's name, but
        you should be able to request that the broker issue the
        certificate in the name of the recipient.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:26 Thursday <Wednesday>