An Oldie, But A Goodie

An Oldie, But A Goodie

Post by David Iain Gre » Thu, 10 Nov 1994 08:33:03

I just started here a month or so ago, as a tech/sysadmin.  I've spent some
of my time closing security holes, installing tcp_wrappers, sendmail 8.6.9,
wuarchive's ftpd, the whole bit.  I finally get around to looking at the
Sun we have hooked up to our half-million dollar spectrometer, and setting
up software on it.

I was putzing around, putting gzip/tcsh and other stuff in place, when my mind
noticed that I didn't have to enter a password when rlogging in to the host.
I assumed it was because I had the originating host in my ~/.rhosts that I
was getting in.  Then my mind clicked.  My home directory on the spectrometer
was empty.  How could I log in without using a password, I thought.  Then it
hit me.

atlantis:~ > rlogin <spectrometer hostname>
Last login: Tue Nov  8 14:59:02 from atlantis.Colorad
SunOS Release 4.1.3_U1 (CUSTOM) #1: Sat Nov 5 15:49:57 MST 1994
hostname% cd /etc
hostname% more hosts.equiv

I immediately screamed.  And then deleted hosts.equiv.
It's been like this for a year or so.  I love Sun.
Sorry to anyone who loses net access as a result. =]


P.S. Think I'll do a clean reinstall of the system.

P.P.S. Maybe Sun should put a big sticker on the machines they ship
about changing hosts.equiv?


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