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Old 02-14-2002, 09:46 AM   #1
lhoff
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Security breach?


I had the following request in my httpd/accesslog:

[14/Feb/2002:00:48:10 -0600] "GET /scripts/root.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 305

The occurence of the word "root" scares me. My website doesn't have that much on it: is this attempt to look into my system?

Tx.
 
Old 02-14-2002, 09:50 AM   #2
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till recently i thought it was code red, but unSpawn corrected me.. it's Nimda. it's after win NT scripts over IIS, nothing to worry abuot. you're using a decent operating system, remember? ;-)
 
Old 02-14-2002, 10:11 AM   #3
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That's right -- I AM!!!

It's very gratifying to see my OS protecting me, without my having had to do anything about it. The more I work with Linux, the more I love it. It's just too bad I have to do these mundane things like sleep!
 
Old 02-14-2002, 12:24 PM   #4
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Talking yes!

you are totally right!
first linux is a bit hard to learn but after a while it gets more and more easy!
windows just is easy to install but as longer you work with it the more angry you get about
- shutdown problems with win98
- securety problems with ie5
- securety problems with outlook
- blue screens
etc..
 
Old 02-14-2002, 04:05 PM   #5
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Re: yes!

Quote:
Originally posted by saavik
- shutdown problems with win98..
...or startup problems! About once a day, I get to watch Win98 try to start, freeze and then reprimand me for having pressed the reset button. I then get to sit through ScanDisk.

What a revolutionary operating system!
 
Old 02-15-2002, 01:33 AM   #6
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Exclamation so

let us all work together to kick MS !
only problem:
For Servers Linux is gread but if you want to get Linux on Clients you are faced with a lot of problems like:

1. the old software structure
2. the office packages
3. the knowlege of the users
 
  


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