[rescue] small help please.

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed Apr 21 18:21:02 CDT 2004

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Gary Nichols wrote:

> Uh, you're still using that machine has a production machine?  Dude - take
> that machine offline NOW, do a backup, reinstall and restore good data.

It must be something in the air.  $client just had his box r00ted and
wouldn't hear of an OS reload.

Bitch as I might about RedHat, it sure it nice to be able to do rpm -Va
and see what got clobbered.  Also, it helps that $weenie left his
rootkit (including its install script) lying around.

Still, I'd NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT recommend keeping a rooted box in
production without erasing its discs and reloading the OS.

> Use best practices.  Trying to save a r00ted machine is like trying to
> make love to sigourney weaver after she has that alien baby growing in her
> womb.  Tempting, but deadly.

Lucky for me I'm doing it with a borrowed tool, then, eh? :)

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