Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:July:25 Thursday <Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/7/25-8/9 [Uncategorized] UID:25412 Activity:nil
07/23   Network upgrade and readdressing occured this morning.
        DNS will catch up.  eventually.  --Jon
2002/7/25-26 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Security, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:25413 Activity:low
7/25    Thanks to the root types who have been working hard to clean up the
        recent mess on soda and in EECS in general.  The masses are pleased
        to have soda return.  --PeterM
        \_ Word.
        \_ Hmm, is POP and IMAP still down?
        \_ All praise the great root types!
        \_ No HTTP service either
        \_ Your work means a lot to us.  Inability to use soda drives me nuts,
           especially since I use it for love emails.
        \_ specifically much praise is due to mikeh.  He put alot of time into
           the reinstall and cleaning up of things.  'course everybody put
           effort in.
2002/7/25 [Computer/SW/Security, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:25414 Activity:high
7/25    Anybody know what's happening with alumni.eecs?  Can't seem to ssh in.
        \_ Last I herd they were having problems with secure shell.
        \_ Sounds like they got 0wnz0red
          \_ well, they told me because csua's ssh was trojaned, all accts
             which have anything to do with soda is disabled.  Talk to root
             to reactivate it.
             \_ csua's ssh was trojaned?  when did this happen?
                \_ Shoulda used coitus interruptus, but abstinence is
                   the best choice!
             \_ You better be fucking kidding because there's nothing about
                this on /etc/motd.official.  If soda got owned we have the
                right to know about it and root has a responsibility to tell.
                I'd like to see official word on motd.official whether this is
                true or not.  This isn't funny if you're making it up.
                \_ What even not funnier is how you're being such
                   a dick about asking for this information.
                   \_ Excuse me while I beg for critical security information.
                      Oh please please please let me know sometime after you
                      graduate what the fuck was going on.  Security isn't a
                      joke and users shouldn't be left guessing wtf happened
                      or how much they might be fucked over.  And for you
                      personally, fuck you, you know nothing fool.
                        \_ And for you personally, if your files and
                           whatever else are so critically dependent on
                           soda being completely secure, get your own
                           machine and connection and maintain it.
                \_ Found on (7/24):
                   Soda.csua is down because it was compromised. It will
                   hopefully be fixed tomorrow.  Galen
                   \_ which is unfortunately not very helpful when soda is the
                      only machine from which one can read ucb.*
                      \_ Try
                   \_ how about a secondary webserver on, say, scotch that
                      gives news and downtime type stuff for soda.  new A
                      record <DEAD><DEAD>, etc.
                      \_ If you asked him really nicely, perhaps dbushong would
                         be willing to do something like this at
                         I'll bet you'd have better chances if you volunteered
                         to do the coding so that he could just post it.
                         \_ I know dbushong.  dbushong is a good friend of
                            mine.  and you, sir...  wait.. what was i saying?
                            Really.  Dave just runs  He doesn't
                            know or care about the daily goings on of soda.
                            This is something the politburo can and, i'm going
                            out on a limb here, should do.
                   \_ Ok that's a start, how about some info on how long it's
                      been compromised, what sort of compromise, how badly,
                      what were the hackers doing, what got installed, etc?
                      \_ Nice attitude. And how much have you contributed to
                         this group and its equipment lately?
2002/7/25-2003/1/5 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:25415 Activity:nil
07/25   Yes, soda's ssh, sshd, and sudo were compromised. Changing all
        of your passwords is advised. Services that are down now will
        come up in due time. --ajani
2002/7/25-26 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:25416 Activity:moderate
7/25    Is there any ETA of a full report about the compromise?  For
        instance-- how long ago did the hack take place?  Where did it
        originate?  How was it discovered?  Was ssh-keygen hacked?  Do we
        need to replace our keys?  Are we supposed to change ALL of our
        passwords, or just ones that we used in the past X days?
        \_ Also, what _isn't_ known about the hack?
           \_ we believe that nweaver was responsible. --h@x0r
        \_ Are we going to ask for the death penalty?
        \_ Can't hurt to change your passwords and ssh keys anyhow...
2002/7/25-26 [Politics] UID:25417 Activity:low
7/25    How many people actually have dead-pixels on their LCDs? Which
        company offers good warranty (replacement even w/1 dead pixel)?
        \_ got a sony monitor with 1 dead pixel (after 2 years), haven't
           bothered to try to replace it.
        \_ how does one get dead pixels anyways? Heat? Humidity?
           \_ Fingernail?
2002/7/25-26 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:25418 Activity:nil
7/25    There's this old Disney cartoon about a house that grew old and its
        neighbors (hirise) didn't like it, and eventually the house moved to
        a new place. What's the name of that cartoon?
        \_ "The Little House" see //
2002/7/25 [Uncategorized] UID:25419 Activity:nil
7/25    Was a disk deleted or something?  I'm noticing some little weird stuff
        like "trn" is missing and so is "agrep".
        \_ You are betraying both a lack of clue and the ability to read the
           motd before posting to it. Train harder.
        \_ Both are now installed. --scotsman
2002/7/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:25420 Activity:nil
7/25    Thank Mikeh (an evil alumnus) for bringing soda back. --evil alumnus
2002/7/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:25421 Activity:nil
7/25    Tomorrow is sysadmin appreciation day
        Is someone buying beer for the root types who fixed soda?
        \_ Let everyone send an e-card/e-mail to his/her sysadmin.  More
           e-card/e-mail, more net traffic, more data to store, more crashes,
           more work for sysadmin. :-)
2002/7/25 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:25422 Activity:insanely high
7/25    Just curious. How come 'last' shows the date went backwards? thx.
mikeh            ttyA7   Thu Jul 25 01:09 - 01:11  (00:01)
root             ttyv1                     Thu Jul 25 01:08 - 01:09  (00:00)
root             ttyv0                     Thu Jul 25 01:07 - 01:08  (00:01)
emarkp           ttyv3                     Wed Jul 24 23:36 - 23:36  (00:00)
mehlhaff         ttyA4    Wed Jul 24 23:30   still logged in
root             ttyv2                     Wed Jul 24 23:24 - 23:46  (00:22)
root             ttyv1                     Wed Jul 24 22:51 - 23:46  (00:54)
mikeh            ttyv0                     Wed Jul 24 22:50 - 23:47  (00:56)
reboot           ~                         Wed Jul 24 22:50
shutdown         ~                         Wed Jul 24 22:44
root             ttyA1      Wed Jul 24 22:17 - shutdown  (00:26)
mikeh            ttyA1      Thu Jul 25 03:54 - 22:17  (18:23)
jon              ttyA3      Thu Jul 25 03:07 - 03:08  (00:00)
root             ttyA4      Thu Jul 25 03:00 - shutdown  (19:43)
root             ttyA1      Thu Jul 25 02:44 - 03:54  (01:10)
mikeh            ttyA1      Thu Jul 25 02:44 - 02:44  (00:00)
root             ttyA0      Thu Jul 25 01:45 - shutdown  (20:59)
reboot           ~                         Thu Jul 25 01:35
        \_ that's why it's called 'last'.  it shows from most to least recent
           who has logged in.
           \_ so you saying july 24 is more recent than july 25?
2002/7/25-26 [Science/Biology, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:25423 Activity:high
7/25    I didn't know Gene Kan was UCB Alumni:
        \_ Duh.  He was a CSUA & XCF member, which is why his death
                was discussed to death when it happened.
        \_ Duh.  Most of the articles that discussed his death mentioned
           that he was a Berkeley alumnus.
        \_ He was a sodan, even. Was that last contact they refer to in
           the article here?
        \_ Hell he was even in my cs186 class.
2002/7/25 [Academia/Berkeley, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25424 Activity:nil
7/25    Where's your MS, nweaver?
Mr. Nicholas Croyle Weaver
Huntington Beach, CA
UC Berkeley Degree
B.A. 1995 Astrophysics
B.A. 1995 Computer Science
2019/06/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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