[rescue] 3b1/7300/unixpc/s4 history [was: Wanted - 3B2]

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Wed Jul 9 12:00:03 CDT 2008

" From: wa2egp at att.net
" > i recall there was a way to make a backdoor that would give you root
" > access, but not what it was.  i used it -once- to break into a system
" > for which the root passwd was lost.
" My way was just reinstall the OS.  OK, so I didn't know much then. :)   (then?)

that would've been my preferred route, but the system in question was
engaged in some sort of work or testing that couldn't be so easily

" > * i was once personally told by an hp-ux developer that the sV kernel
" > was 'crap'.  i would guess sun thought so too, as solaris 2 made
" > significant progress in performance and stability when they rewrote
" > the kernel, about 2.4 iirc.
" I wouldn't know enough to say if a kernel is crap or not.

i wouldn't either, firsthand.  i know just enough to follow their

" For what
" little I did with it, it was fine for me.  The only thing I regretted
" was that I never got it on line.  My ISP of that time was text-based
" although the 1200 baud modem would be a little slow. :)

i ran with 1200 and 2400, and uucp networking, for many years.  i read
my email and even ran netnews offline, dialling up every hr to send
and receive updates.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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