Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:April:11 Tuesday <Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/4/11 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:42722 Activity:nil
4/11    telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
        telnet: connect to address Connection refused
        telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
        Trying ::1...
        (from soda)
        fingerd also down.
2006/4/11-7/22 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:42723 Activity:nil
7/19    what was the cause of the crash?
        \_ Snow Crash.
        \_ kernel panic as a result of procmail (I know, I know, it's odd
           and we're looking into it). As stated above the line, we are
           hereby encouraging any donations of any form you'd like to scrape
           together (email politburo@csua) --michener
           \_ Maybe current politburo should get their heads out of their butts
              and get a clue rather than throwing money into new hardware.
              \_ ok, how about something a bit more constructive?  in what
                 way politburo is not doing their job?
                 \_ Soda is brand new.  IF it is a hardware problem, everything
                    in the box is under warranty.  Maybe RMA the RAM.  Maybe
                    figure out why soda did fine for weeks and weeks.  "Donate
                    hardware if you can" sounds like a copout to me.
                    \_ Soda, though some parts were seemingly bought on the
                       black market, is fine. Soda's basically the last thing
                       that needs replacing. It's the supportive machines that
                       need some help. And when the supportive machines are
                       happier, soda will hopefully not have to go down due to
                       mail shit. --michener
                       \_ I propose you give root access to one of the
                          alumnis here. I propose you give root to tom. -alum
2006/4/11-17 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:42724 Activity:low
4/11    So is there a trail of evidence as to where this compromise came from?
        \_ A theory is that someone caused the crash by trojanning
           ssh/sshd and then instaling a rootkit when he temporarily had root.
           \_ ZOMG remember remember, the 5th of november!
              \_ Well, yeah that letter was involved.
           \_ Let's go through some suspects. Who are some of the past
              disgruntled root members?
              \_ Historically the most digruntled root members are those who
                 still HAVE root (not by choice).  --dbushong
           \_ Yeah, but, erm, doesn't that kind of beg the question?
              \_ A certain person installed and put the old vulnerable sendmail
                 back even on this current incarnation of soda.  Seems like
                 maybe you should question him/his motiVes.
           ssh/sshd and then instaling a rootkit when he temporarily
           had root.
2006/4/11 [Uncategorized] UID:42725 Activity:nil
4/11    Hey Jon, who's rand's hot coworker in qa? -dans
        \_ the MOTD calls for a picture. is this a 8/10, 7/10, 11/10...??
           -linxu                                              /
           \_ Jon says she's `out of my league,' so she's at least an 8. -dans
2006/4/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:42726 Activity:nil
4/11    bunch of fucking hosers --Jon
        DOOSH! -dans
2006/4/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:42727 Activity:nil
4/11     _____ ___ ____  ____ _____ _
        |  ___|_ _|  _ \/ ___|_   _| |
        | |_   | || |_) \___ \ | | | |
        |  _|  | ||  _ < ___) || | |_|
        |_|   |___|_| \_\____/ |_| (_) -dans
        \_ Dang, beat me to it.  -jrleek
2006/4/11-15 [Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:42728 Activity:low
4/11 (sfgate)
        Go to the internet cafe, get stabbed and your laptop stolen.
        \- oh that is interesting. ther stabee is an associate of mine.
           i think major organs may have been missed because he is close
           to being an Orbital Death Star.
           to being an Orbital Death Star. according to his sistern, there
           was supposedly an offduty cop in the cafe but he didnt do
           anything ... not sure of details.
2006/4/11-18 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:42729 Activity:nil
4/11    so any suggestions how I can try and verify that other machines
        to which I have access have not been compromised? in which case
        hopefully it shoudl be enough to change my passwords. I dont
        think I logged in anywhere from soda but woudl like to be sure.
        \_ If you have logged in with keyboard interactive to soda, or ssh'ed
           with keyboard interactive from soda your passwords are likely
           compromised.  Sorry for the instability.
           \_ The machine I logged into soda from's password is
              compromised?  How does that work?
2006/4/11-15 [Uncategorized] UID:42730 Activity:nil
4/11    I have 2 normalized 4D vectors v1 and v2 which are linearly independant
        How do I find a length and angle preserving (forgot the terminology)
        transformation which maps the vector v1 onto v2?  I know the Rodrigues
        rotation formula for 3D but that doesn't seem to apply.  I looked at but most of it went over my head.
        \_ Most of this post went over my head.
        \_ If you are talking about projection of v1 onto v2, the forumula
           would be ((v1 . v2) / (v2 . v2) )*v2.  If this isn't what you are
           looking for please clarify,  Also, this has no dependance on the
           vectors being normalized.
           \_ No I don't mean projection.  And I know how to use the Graham-
              Schmidt process to find basis vectors for the nullspace.  What
              I am looking for is a matrix which is an isometric transform from
              v1 to v2.
2006/4/11-15 [Computer/SW/WWW/Server] UID:42731 Activity:nil
4/11    Apache down also?
        \_ AFAIK, yes
           \_ it was up for a while? seems to be down now
2006/4/11-24 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/SW/Security] UID:42732 Activity:nil
4/12    Soda - very unstable. Is POP3/S disabled?
        \_ Alright, who keeps rebooting soda?
           \- soda is currently rebooting itself for an unknown reason.
              someone on root is working on it, or if not, will be very soon.
           \_ V FOR VENDETTA!
        \_ From the csua home page:
           Soda was recently compromised and the root staff have rebuilt it
           from scratch. Soda was down all weekend for repairs. Due to the
           scope of the attack, all user accounts have been disabled. Please
           note, that if you logged into another machine from Soda in the
           last two weeks, that account is compromised or if you used
           keyboard authentication to access soda, your password has been
           logged. The root staff has not yet restored POP and IMAP, but
           plan to do so in the near future. In addition, certain parts of
           ~user public_html pages are presently disabled.

2006/4/11-15 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan, Politics/Domestic/SIG] UID:42733 Activity:nil
4/11    David Brin is a smart cookie:
2006/4/11-16 [Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:42734 Activity:nil
4/11    Does anyone know why Soda returns the following on PHP
        even though it is in fact running
        "Fatal error: Call to undefined function preg_replace()"
        \_ Version of PHP has nothing to do w/ it.  The PCRE module
           needs to be installed and loaded for preg_replace() to work.
2006/4/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:42735 Activity:nil
4/11    First II
        \_ Third?
2006/4/11-17 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:42736 Activity:nil
4/11    Can some root-type person please restore /csua/bin/motdedit ?
        \_ I don't have root, but you're more welcome to use
           It has anti-nuke capabilities plus it doesn't clobber
           other people up. I don't guarantee that it's bug free
           so use it at your own risk.                          -kchang
           other people up.
           \_ setuid 123 permission denied?
2019/01/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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