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Re: password backdoors (on Apollo)
From: matt () uts EDU AU (Jas)
Date: Sat, 13 May 1995 03:51:56 +1000 (EST)
Herb Peyerl wrote this...
Also, in order to even get the thing into single-user mode, you have
to enter the root password (which it looks up in a local-copy of the
registry when the network-registry is un-reachable which is certainly
is in single-user mode)...
as a friend explained Domain/OS to me, all the network stuff is in the
kernel. he said the machine would be network aware even before it hit
single user mode. so as i understood how he said it, all its "RPC"
type stuff was in the kernel and not in user land, so it was very easy
to do network registry lookups even before the machine was in a
Matthew Keenan Systems Programmer Information Technology Division
University of Technology Sydney Australia
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