ntsec odds and ends

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Feb 6 18:51:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 07:24:13PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 01:10:33PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >> No problem, I'll rewrite this (after actually looking at the code this
> >> time).  However, at least on my machine, most of the files, especially in
> >> /cygdrive/c, are owned by the Administrators group.  If it's not in
> >> /etc/passwd, most files show up with "????????" for the user, which is not
> >> very informative...
> >
> >Sure but in this case the admins group is treated as a user since it's
> >in the user entry of the file's security descriptor.
> >
> >I think we never get that right.  The problem is that the ls entries
> >only are 8 chars long, not enough to be really informative.  Whatever
> >you put in there ("unknown", "????????", "mkpasswd", "run mkpa",
> >"dumbass"), you will deterministically get confused users.
> Hey.  "dumbass".  That may be the best suggstion yet.  I'd definitely
> want to get rid of that if I saw it!  I'd probably spend some time
> researching how to do it.
> I like it!
> cgf

Hey, getting back to my "ls" idea - how about a flashing bright white
"dumbass" on a red background?  That's bound to get anyone's attention :-D
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