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Old 01-02-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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root password on remote system

Hello All,

As I am a newbie in Solaris, Recently I attended an Interview they asked me a few question for which I am unable to answer. I tried searching for the answers through google site, still couldnt get a satisfying answer.

Please help me in those questions. Following are the questions.

1. How to recover a forgotten root password in a remote Sun Box ?
2. what the are files needed to set up the local area network ?
3. What is a Dead Lock in NFS ?
4. What is a Broken Pipe in NIS and NFS ?
5. coreadm and dumpadm - what are their uses and how will you implement them ?
6. what is a stack buffer overflows attacks ?

I know I am asking very simple basic things in Solaris. Hope u all dont mind in helping me out. Plzzzzzzzz

Thank you!
Old 01-03-2005, 01:25 AM   #2
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I can't believe you didn't found any satisfying answers through google ... try harder and ask only for the questions and details still unclear for you.

BTW, Question 1 is really: How do you hack a Sun box, which you shouldn't post on LQ according to the forum rules.

Q2 has been answered already several times on this forum.
Old 01-03-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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a buffer overflow attack is when a malicious code tries to write to a memory address more than it is allowed. If it succedes, it can overwrite important code and determine the processor to execute the newly written code.
If you are under linux, type 'man gets' and look under bugs to see what I was talking about.


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