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Re: Obtaining NIS domainname from Gatorbox
From: bob () hobbes dtcc edu (Bob Rahe)
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 12:42:28 EDT


+------ On Apr 10,  9:12, Ken Weaverling wrote:
|>This may be an obscure hole, but it got us and still bothers me.
|>
|>Gatorboxes are shipped without a user password set. Once connected to your
|>net, it is easy to telnet to one of these things and log in with ANY id
|>iff there is no user password set. 
|>
|>The user account can't change anything, but can look at really 
|>interesting things. For example, if you have the GatorShare software
|>running using NIS authentication, it will freely tell you what the
|>NIS domainname is.

  Maybe a good reason to join the crowd and not run NIS?  Seems like that
thing causes mucho problems.  That's the second one you've mentioned in two
days, I think.

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