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Hacking Linux

From bcdckurte@aol.com Sun Apr 26 18:52:04 1998
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Starting The Flood: Hacking Linux
From: bcdckurte@aol.com (BCDCKurtE)
Date: 27 Apr 1998 01:52:04 GMT

Here is a beginning exercise you may want to try for yourself.
It may help break the ice, especially if you are interested in
becoming more aware of your computer and can't buy any books or
1. Defragment your hard drive
2. Use Partition Magic to make a couple of new drives
3. Install Serv-u and configure it on a new partition.
    make an account for yourself that gives you all options
   (delete, make directories, access all drives, etc.)
4. Make sure you have all logging options checked and a log file 
5. Install WS_FTP and start it up
6. Divide your screen so you have WS_FTP on the top and the
    running version of Serv-u on the bottom
7. Now connect to your FTP site (the address is right there in status 
   window of Serev-u)
8. Using WS_FTP make some directories, delete some files, move files
    from the "remote" side to the "local" side 
9. You have total access so transfer the files from your Serv-u 
    directory to your "dummy" directory.
10. Shut it all down and read your logs of what you just did.
     All the Unix commands and replies are listed for you to study
     while they are fresh in your mind. It should help you to better
     picture what is going on. Now do it again as an anonymous user
     with limited access. (you set the limits) Compare the difference.
     Look at the files you transferred from your serv-u directory to 
     your dummy directory. Perhaps they contain the user info and 
     passwords you setup for yourself. You can then try and decrypt 
     them or whatever you want. You are in no danger of getting in 
     trouble since it is your own computer and you don't have to worry
     about screwing up anything cause it's all on your extra partition
     Maybe this can help you when you try and gain remote control
     of someone else's computer someday.

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