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Old 10-04-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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Shell messaging?

other day something strange happened to me.
I left a workstation locked under my user name, of course it could be accessed
via another tty, but when I came back and logged in I had a msg in my shell

-bash-2.05b$ FUCK YOU

as if someone had typed using my keyboard.
is there anyway to send a msg like that?
which doesn't give the sender.

Old 10-04-2004, 02:56 AM   #2
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I suppose they could have done a write command.

write yourname "message to you"

My quess is that they typed the prompt as well though
Old 10-04-2004, 03:16 AM   #3
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If it was ashell message, there would have been an line, telling you from whom it came!
Old 10-04-2004, 04:39 AM   #4
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To avoid such niceties in future you could disable writes to the terminal via:

mesg -n

Of course this would disable "ALL" messages to your terminal including "talk" requests etc.



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