Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:August:20 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/8/20 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:22177 Activity:high
8/20    How do I generate an auto reply of "this user does not exist on
        our system" in procmail? I need to get rid of junk mail. Thanks.
        \_ man procmailex.
        \_ you getting massive spam from <DEAD><DEAD>?
* ^From.**
* !^X-Loop:
| (/usr/local/bin/formail -r -A"X-Loop:" ; \
        echo " is not a valid address.") | $SENDMAIL -t
2001/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:22178 Activity:kinda low
8/20    Our legal system is out of control:
        \_ you've been watching too much Judge Judy; cases are rarely
           simple.  -tom
           \_ The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers.
2001/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:22179 Activity:nil
8/20    huh huh, this guy's name is "Noonan"
        \_ And they even have a guest column by Mitnick.
2001/8/20 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:22180 Activity:very high
8/20    [this is a copy of a message from Mike Clancy, posted here to gather
        I'm designing a "security" quiz for 9E.  Topics I've thought of so
        far include file permissions (what should be readable/executable and
        what should not), the sequence of directories in $PATH, use of xhost,
        and setting up ssh access.  I'd appreciate any other suggestions you
        might have.
        \_ why setuid/setgid shell scripts are bad and typically not supported.
           how to resolve of the problems with setuid shell scripts and
           chgrp, why chown is restricted to superusers.
           the limitations of those "solutions"
           Why setuid/setgid programs are good/bad
           chgrp, why chown is restricted to superusers. --jon
        \_ directory permissions: difference between r-x and --x
           and how command line args (e.g. vi filename) show up in ps output
        \_ What the sticky bit is, and why you would use it.
        \_ Why /etc/passwd is world readable but /etc/shadow is not.
        \_ Why anyone who has to take 9E having root is a bad idea.
           \_ What's 9E? - non ee/cs alum
              \_ self-paced unix course
        \_ How to tell when paolo is running a script that deletes the motd
           every 3 minutes.  -tom
        \_ What's a jail, what does tripwire do.  -John
        \_ Using my 1st amendment right, I disagree with tom.
        \_ How to figure out that paolo is running a script which deletes
           the motd every 3 minutes.  -tom
        \_ Why you shouldn't use any English word, however uncommon it is, as
           your password.  -- yuen
        \_ Why two bits of salt for a passwd is bad.
        \_ Why xhost should never be used and how to use xauth -alan
           \_ Why xauth is too much trouble and how to use ssh.
        \_ tom, are you still an undergrad?
            \_ no.
               \_ to paraphrase Theo: "Perhaps you should stay clear of
                  discussions where the roles of undergraduate cs students --
                  especially what their responsibilities-- are being discussed."
2001/8/20-21 [Computer/Networking] UID:22181 Activity:moderate
8/20    Please submit cheap and easy way for my 1 @home machine to give
        access to other machines in home?
        \_ buy a cheap router (~$100) ... or put dual NICs in one of your
           machines and have it act as a proxy
        \_ Assuming you have a static IP, get a Linksys router.  I got one
        with 8 10/100 ports and setting it up is really simple.  I've heard
        that if you don't have a static IP the Linksys sucks. -eric
        \_ but there is a number of similar products from netgear, smc,
           d-link, etc. check out
        \_ Don't bother. @home is going belly up any minute now.
           \_ So this is cool.  I had: @Home, then @Home + DSL (Northpoint).
              Northpoint goes boom, they put me on Rhythms (about 2 months
              ago).  Rhythms goes boom.  They're moving me to Covad now.
              Let's see if @Home can live until my Covad lights up, but
              before Covad fails to get their required funding to live till
              2002.  Argh.
        \_ Free: Install 2 NIC, enable connection sharing in windows for
           NIC attached to @home.  Totally insecure...  Or go buy your favorite
           386 on ebay, install OpenBSD, nat, firewall, etc...
           \_ A machine in the P150, PII 266 or SS20 range will be much
              better than a 386, since you will be able to apply patches
              and rebuild faster.
           \_ Oh blarg.  Just pay $80 for a router/hub/firewall and be done with
              it.  I love my SMC Barricade--even has DHCP server, and can do
              PPPoE for my DSL connection.
2001/8/20 [Reference/Languages] UID:22182 Activity:high
8/20    Are the time notations "AM" and "PM" acronyms or abbreviations of
        something?  -- yuen
        \_ AM = "ante meridian", PM = "post meridian"--before/after mid-day.
           Look at  -John
           \_ Not quite; it's "meridiem" (Latin singular accusative of
              "meridianus", a 3rd decl noun meaning "midday"). Of course,
              "ante" and "post" mean before and after. -alexf
                \_ American Heritage dictionary accepts "antemeridian" as
                   correct, although your etymology is accurate.  And you're
                   a miserable nitpicking pedant, to boot.  -John
                   \_ I was correcting a mostly-correct answer (hence the
                      "quite"). I was not flaming, and I would rather not
                      get flamed either. Also, take a careful look at the
                      definition of "antemeridian" -- this is a (rare) English
                      word meaning "Of or belonging to the forenoon or
                      `morning.'" according to the OED. According to AHD4,
                      it arose from a Latin noun(?) closely related to the
                      phrase referenced above ("antemeridianus"), but is
                      technically not the same thing, and not the common
                      expansion of "a.m.", according to WordNet, OED, and
                      AHD4. -alexf
              \_ Thanks!
2001/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:22183 Activity:nil
8/20    I hope you don't use Hotmail for important email:
2001/8/20-22 [Computer/Networking] UID:22184 Activity:low
8/20    Has anyone here ever set up an IPSEC vpn between a Cisco router
        and a Netscreen box?  If so, can you give me some tips?  I think
        I'm missing something painfully obvious.  -John
        \_ Did you open up the IPSEC traffic?
           \_ Yeah, both sides are doing NAT, and both have completely
              open filters/access lists.  I can see the remote Netscreen
              box in my IPSEC SA, but the Netscreen doesn't seem to be
              picking up the cisco's ISAKMP negotiation.  -John
2001/8/20 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:22185 Activity:insanely high
8/20    Anybody know what is the focus of UC Merced? I've been going through
        their web site and they talk a lot about engineering.  But hell, so
        does DeVry.  How are they going to attract the famous professors and
        get the reputation as a good school?  I don't think that many people
        are moving to Merced/Fresno.  Thanks.
        \_ the focus is the destruction of california's largest vernal pool.
           to build that site.
        \_ consider how many people move to Riverside and Davis.
         \_ Davis is tons better than Riverside
            \_ Top tier: B, LA, SD. Mid: SB, I, D. Bottom: SC, R
               \_ SB vs D vs R is not a given. Why do you place R below the
                  other two?
               \_ League of it's own: UCB.
                  \_ not if we graduate people who can't distinguish
               \_ How do the low-tier UCs compare to the Cal States?
        \_ Big money to get the prof's, and many years of time to gradually
           build the reputation.  Hmm, if they can also run a biz school to
           attract the gals, I think more guys will be willing to go there
           for engineering.
           \_ [readded post]. Harvey Mudd got a good reputation in <50 yrs.
              \_ just as a side note: Harvey Mudd's CS is ass.
        \_ Their focus is going to be agricultural stuff, as expected
           by its location.  It was a lousy idea to create another UC.
                \_ how do you suggest UC deal with expanded enrollment, then?
                   \_ don't enroll so many f'n people!
                        \_ Exactly. nuff said. no more of this nonsense
                           "let's admit the top 4%" plan.
           \_ Competing with UCD?
2001/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:22186 Activity:nil
8/20    Personal message addressed to tom deleted. Ask tom via email. Most of
        us don't care about his educational status.
2001/8/20 [Recreation/Computer/Games, Computer] UID:22187 Activity:nil
8/20    G4M3RZ R L4M3RZ:
2001/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:22188 Activity:nil
8/20    war is imminent in middle east.
2001/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:22189 Activity:high 57%like:21883
8/20    motd poll. sarah jessica parker in:
        sex in the city        :
        square pegs            : ..
        L.A. Story             : .
        Phil Nunez Does Philly : .
        Anal Coeds #12         : .
2001/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:22190 Activity:high
8/20    why does crebbs have some many sleep and diff processes?
         \_ Did root clean them up?  When i looked i only had two
            of each (now gone).  How many did you see? -crebbs
            \_ lastcomm crebbs
2001/8/20 [Academia/Berkeley/Ocf, Computer/SW/Security] UID:22191 Activity:high
        I've graduated many years ago. How are they going to enforce my
        soda account termination?
        \_ we can port and run re-reg (from the ocf).
           \_ the ocf hasn't run re-reg in years, and has no intention
              of running it anytime soon.
              \_ maybe.  maybe it will now.  Maybe you ought to think about
                 options.  Looks like a non-issue for now tho.
              \_ "years" meaning, what, 3?
        \_ What's the page about?  My browser can't find it with the URL above.
2001/8/20 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:22192 Activity:nil
8/20    What's the relationship between Rob Nicolas and Kevin Mullaley?
        Are they boss/intern, boss/boss, unrelated???
        \_ You mangled the names, but they are unrelated.  Both are managers,
           have been here about 10 years, but manage different areas.
           (kevinm is instructional, robm is research)
           \_ close.  Kevin Mullaly and Rob McNicholas both for work for
              Pei Chen, EECS Computer Resources Manager.  Kevin runs
              EECS Instructional, Rob runs the EECS Computer User Support
              Group, the contract/recharge system support group.
2017/09/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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