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Re: Shell accounts
From: "Ian stuart Turnbull" <ian.t7 () hotmail co uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 23:48:41 +0100

Ha Ha. Yes, not a proper fiend hey. But I take it that I would be anonymous technically. If I were to do it for real I'd probably set up an internet connection in an assumed name complete with a fake bank account so there'd be no one for the cops to berate, just the computer [with no logs] to kick.



From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
To: Ian stuart Turnbull <ian.t7 () hotmail co uk>
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Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Shell accounts Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 18:42:27 -0400
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On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 23:26:24 BST, Ian stuart Turnbull said:

> Suppose I had a friend who had a Linux connected to the internet and I got > him to set me up a username. As long as his machine didn't do any logging > [and he pretended not to know of anyone using this account] would I - using
> sssh to connect] be traceable.

The real question at that point is - "If the cops come banging on your friend's door and wave warrants and subpoenas and cattle prods in his face, how quickly
will he fold?"

Either he caves or he doesn't. If he caves, you're not anonymous anymore. If he doesn't, you're a moral sleezeball for making him take the heat when he's the sort
of friend that would take the heat for you.


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