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NSLU2 Now More Useful

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the oh-so-helpful dept.

Hardware Hacking 345

NSLUG writes "The WRT54G's not the only hackable kid on the block. Linksys has a new device out. The NSLU2 is a tiny network storage device running Linux and it's been hacked to add SSH, NFS, an iTunes server, etc. Tom's Hardware is running a series of articles on how to hack the NSLU2. The first article is here and the second is here. Check out this page for details on getting into the box."

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345 comments

Yes, but does it run... (0, Troll)

BubbaThePirate (805480) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999707)

...linux? Sorry :/

The_Fire_Horse claims 10,000,000th post !!! (1)

The_Fire_Horse (552422) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999837)

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY !!!! As Slashdot rapidly approaches its 10 millionth post a sense of doom hangs over the editors heads. Only they realise that post ID formatting is fixed to 8 digits, and when that terrible post hits - the servers will crash and burn in the ultimate self referrential slashdotting the world has ever seen.

Hi, I'm the Fire Horse and you might remember me from posts such as 'First Post', and 'First 5 millionth post', and tonight I'm going to simply bow my head in a silent prayer in respects for what was once a great forums.

Please join me for 60 seconds silence.......

Re:The_Fire_Horse claims 10,000,000th post !!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999901)

post ID formatting is fixed to 8 digits

Then I guess we're good until the 100,000,000th post. How many years do they have to fix the bug?

Re:The_Fire_Horse claims 10,000,000th post !!! (1)

The_Fire_Horse (552422) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999976)

*Whew* - CRISIS AVERTED PEOPLE!!!

You may resume normal browsing and posting.

Oh, by the way....

FIRST TEN MILLIONTH POST ! ! !

Re:Yes, but does it run... (-1, Flamebait)

BarryNorton (778694) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999858)

RTFA, butt pirate!

Re:Yes, but does it run... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999874)

I think it was meant as a joke.

Re:Yes, but does it run... (1)

BarryNorton (778694) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999916)

Whereas I was being entirely serious and outing him!

GNAA Announces Achievement of 10 Millionth Post! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999882)

I dedicate this historic post to the Gay Nigger Association of America! [www.gnaa.us]

#gnaa @ irc.gnaa.us

You know, this is really a historic moment. For years, Slashdot has served as a beacon for trolls to spit upon and target for crapfloods, and God love every successful group that has come out of the woodwork.

Let this 10 millionth post serve as a time for us to all come together. CLIT, Trollkore, GNAA, the Trolliban, and the thousands of independant trolls. Working together, we can destroy all who stand in our way.

Here is my proposal for this to work. 1) It must be understood from day one that GNAA > j00, and that fristage postage is always ours.

2) GNAA software engineers have developed many wonderful automata for crapflooding blogs and various message boards. These will be provided in compiled binaries free of charge for your use.

3) Your organization will become a wholly owned subisidiary of GNAA. Your websites must reflect the changes. However, you are still allowed to troll in the name of your organization.

4) Your software engineers must dedicate at least 10% of their time to the never-ending development of LastMeasure development. I say never-ending, because popup blockers are constantly improved and must be rebroken. You will also dedicate 5% of your time to developing captcha-breaking OCR code for use in blog crapflooding and creating long lists of Slashdot accounts.

5) Last, but not least, you will all have a good time! The GNAA is about brotherly love, and we feel that with the proper amounts of respect between us all, our trolling power will grow to astronomical heights, enabling us to cause massive havoc.

In closing, to all you forum moderators, and especially to the editors of Slashdot who have so vehemenently opposed the GNAA: Surrender now or we WILL destroy you!

Re:GNAA Announces Achievement of 10 Millionth Post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999931)


I dedicate this historic post to the Gay Nigger Association of America! [www.gnaa.us]

#gnaa @ irc.gnaa.us

You know, this is really a historic moment. For years, Slashdot has served as a beacon for trolls to spit upon and target for crapfloods, and God love every successful group that has come out of the woodwork.

Let this 10 millionth post serve as a time for us to all come together. CLIT, Trollkore, GNAA, the Trolliban, and the thousands of independant trolls. Working together, we can destroy all who stand in our way.

Here is my proposal for this to work. 1) It must be understood from day one that GNAA > j00, and that fristage postage is always ours.

2) GNAA software engineers have developed many wonderful automata for crapflooding blogs and various message boards. These will be provided in compiled binaries free of charge for your use.

3) Your organization will become a wholly owned subisidiary of GNAA. Your websites must reflect the changes. However, you are still allowed to troll in the name of your organization.

4) Your software engineers must dedicate at least 10% of their time to the never-ending development of LastMeasure development. I say never-ending, because popup blockers are constantly improved and must be rebroken. You will also dedicate 5% of your time to developing captcha-breaking OCR code for use in blog crapflooding and creating long lists of Slashdot accounts.

5) Last, but not least, you will all have a good time! The GNAA is about brotherly love, and we feel that with the proper amounts of respect between us all, our trolling power will grow to astronomical heights, enabling us to cause massive havoc.

In closing, to all you forum moderators, and especially to the editors of Slashdot who have so vehemenently opposed the GNAA: Surrender now or we WILL destroy you!

I will pre-emptively strike 10,000,000th post... (1)

Stupid American (766263) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999998)

...because I am Stupid American!

NSlu2 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999710)

Is it pronounced N-Slut?

early poast (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999713)

__
THIS IS A PUBLIC .' `.
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - |x_x |
FROM THE GNAA, POST \<_)__/
TEN MILLION WILL BE /( )\ with
OURS. LINUX IS DEAD |\`> < /\ love
FUCK YOU ROB MALDA \_|=='|_/ GNAA <3

Re:early poast (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999830)

Suck it, Trebek.

GNAA Announces Achievement of 10 Millionth Post! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999993)

I dedicate this historic post to the Gay Nigger Association of America! [www.gnaa.us]

#gnaa @ irc.gnaa.us

You know, this is really a historic moment. For years, Slashdot has served as a beacon for trolls to spit upon and target for crapfloods, and God love every successful group that has come out of the woodwork.

Let this 10 millionth post serve as a time for us to all come together. CLIT, Trollkore, GNAA, the Trolliban, and the thousands of independant trolls. Working together, we can destroy all who stand in our way. Here is my proposal for this to work.

1) It must be understood from day one that GNAA > j00, and that fristage postage is always ours.

2) GNAA software engineers have developed many wonderful automata for crapflooding blogs and various message boards. These will be provided in compiled binaries free of charge for your use.

3) Your organization will become a wholly owned subisidiary of GNAA. Your websites must reflect the changes. However, you are still allowed to troll in the name of your organization.

4) Your software engineers must dedicate at least 10% of their time to the never-ending development of LastMeasure development. I say never-ending, because popup blockers are constantly improved and must be rebroken. You will also dedicate 5% of your time to developing captcha-breaking OCR code for use in blog crapflooding and creating long lists of Slashdot accounts.

5) Last, but not least, you will all have a good time! The GNAA is about brotherly love, and we feel that with the proper amounts of respect between us all, our trolling power will grow to astronomical heights, enabling us to cause massive havoc.

In closing, to all you forum moderators, and especially to the editors of Slashdot who have so vehemenently opposed the GNAA: Surrender now or we WILL destroy you!
3

I vote for 10,000,000 post (-1, Offtopic)

aldoman (670791) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999717)

To all moderators, please MOD UP the 10,000,000 post. This would be very nice of you. Thankyou. Please remember to MOD DOWN any people who fail it hard.

Re:I vote for 10,000,000 post (0, Offtopic)

aldoman (670791) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999742)

As we are approaching it, please remember this!

Re:I vote for 10,000,000 post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999808)

So do I win?

Re:I vote for 10,000,000 post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999820)

Win what?

Re:I vote for 10,000,000 post (1)

Mike Hock (249988) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999839)

sex with a mare , of course!

Re:I vote for 10,000,000 post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999844)

The respect of all the trolls on /.

Re:I vote for 10,000,000 post (0, Offtopic)

aldoman (670791) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999863)

Sadly, you fail it.

Hopefully the 10mil post will be on a story and not on journal!

Re:I vote for 10,000,000 post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999746)

Prepare to be modded down!

GNAA 0wnz0rs j00 (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999718)

bow down to the 10M

Bukkake will eat your mom's ass with a breakfast cereal color changing spoon!

Re:GNAA 0wnz0rs j00 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999948)

10M psot will be claimed by the FBI.

AAAAAARGH!! (-1, Redundant)

THEbwana (42694) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999720)

An I bought a WRT54G yesterday!!
cR*p!! /m

Re:AAAAAARGH!! (1)

AKnightCowboy (608632) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999745)

An I bought a WRT54G yesterday!!

The NSLU2 and the WRT54G are two completely different devices you know. If you bought the WRT54G I presume you wanted the capabilities to act as a router and access point for your network, while the NSLU2 just connects a USB disk drive to your network. If you just bought it to play with Linux then you're silly since you could pick up any number of old PCs on eBay that would be considerably cheaper and more useful than either of these devices.

Re:AAAAAARGH!! (1)

pigeon (909) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999749)

Don't worry about it, this machine has no wireless and no routing, which the wrt has. And oh, I killed my WAP54 (similar to the wrt) while flashing... talking about aaaagh.

Re:AAAAAARGH!! (1)

svanstrom (734343) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999947)

So did I, but with a lil bit of luck you can save it... Either get the firmware from their website and try that, or use the instructions provided at www.sveasoft.com.

Re:AAAAAARGH!! (2, Interesting)

aldoman (670791) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999766)

The WRT54G is a superb router - it's product's like this which made Cisco by them out because they were starting to verge on their low end devices which cost 10x as much.

Of course, no-one got fired for buying Cisco but I'm sure we will see a hell of a lot more of these sorta devices at remote sites and for 'glue'.

Re:AAAAAARGH!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999884)

standard compliance?

Re:AAAAAARGH!! (2, Informative)

strictfoo (805322) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999792)

Lucky for you, the NSLU2 stands for "LINKSYS Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives"
so you can have both the WRT54G and the NSLU2, unless you were looking for two items to hack.

ah that wonderful kernel (3, Insightful)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999722)

This is another example of why linux is so damn cool. That little kernel can go anywhere.

So do Corn Kernels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999738)

but you don't see us sane folks worshipping it, do you?

Re:So do Corn Kernels (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999757)

They come out in my shit... I've never seen Linux do that.

Re:ah that wonderful kernel (3, Funny)

Vo0k (760020) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999761)

Unfortunately not always. [8052.com]
Anybody up to...?

Linux embedded integrators are lazy (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999725)

It shouldn't be this easy to let hackers break into the system, and there really shouldn't be enough tools in the OS to allow more functionality than the designers spec'd out for the device.

Linux is a great thing, on the desktop. But in embedded systems, the kernel is too tangled to successfully create a small distribution that is at the same time useful and feature-limited.

This is where operating systems designed from the ground up with modularity in mind fit the bill. QNX, iTron, and VxWorks all get around this hacking problem by not providing the tools for hackers to change the system.

Re:Linux embedded integrators are lazy (4, Insightful)

julesh (229690) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999753)

It shouldn't be this easy to let hackers break into the system

Why would you want to prevent them? It drives sales of your products.

the kernel is too tangled to successfully create a small distribution that is at the same time useful and feature-limited.

I don't agree. It is perfectly possible to do this, and know several people who _have_ done it. The issue is, it isn't worth the effort. It would take several weeks of developer time to determine exactly what is needed and what isn't, whereas there's actually no problem with including unnecessary features. So that's what happens.

Don't get me wrong, I think QNX et al are very cool systems, and there are many situations where they are more applicable than Linux. But I don't see anything wrong with Linux here.

Re:Linux embedded integrators are lazy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999783)

It is problematic from a security point of view. Most users do not want to hack their own devices. To them the possibility just means that malicious hackers have a way into their box.

Re:Linux embedded integrators are lazy (4, Insightful)

julesh (229690) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999833)

You are aware that the process for gaining access involves removing the hard disk from it, attaching it to another computer so you can modify certain files, and then returning the hard disk. Not the kind of thing you can do over the network.

If a hacker has physical access to your hard disk, you've got a lot more to worry about than this.

No. (was: Re:Linux embedded integrators are lazy) (4, Insightful)

AmbyVoc (596135) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999843)


You are totally missing the point. There is a difference in hacking and cracking.

The thing is highly likely be secure enough although it is modifiable (read: hackable). `Secure' doesn't have to mean `unhackable' you know.

They sell hardware in a competetive market (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999805)

They have no reason to limit the potential of their hardware. Only when you have a poorly functioning market would it make sense to expend effort on not making your hardware more usefull to potential buyers.

Re:Linux embedded integrators are lazy (5, Insightful)

bostonkarl (795447) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999922)

Oh, please. Who are you with your shoulds and should nots. Did you read how folks originally broke into this box? They *physically* unplugged the USB2 disk from the NSLU2 and mounted the USB hard disk (which is NOT part of the NSLU2) directly to their Windows/Mac/Linux box(es). They then modified the password file from the Windows/Mac/Linux box. Being able to modify this device is a good thing. There is a collaberative spirit surrounding the newgroup associated with the folks developing *useful* applications to run on this the device. Linksys sells a very interesting and inexpensive piece of hardware with the NSLU2. A big reason it is inexpensive is that Linksys (1) lowers software development costs by using a ubiquitous operating system/software that it (Linksys) doesn't need to develop and (2) doesn't pay outrageous licencing fee for proprietary operating system/software that provides the same funcationality as freeware (Linux). QNX? You think the password file associated with QNX couldn't be modified in the same manner? VxWorks? Common.

Nope... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999726)

Mod 10-millionth post "flamebait". It will certainly be so, even if unintended :P

Why that's quite interesting! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999764)

Now how about this whole 10-million thing. Is that the number of cocks you have to suck to become a CEO?

All they need to do now (0, Offtopic)

Trigun (685027) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999770)

is sell Type R stickers, hood scoops, and big wings for the back!

Avaks RoadRunner 64 (5, Informative)

koody (575863) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999772)

A-Link has released two new ADSL-modems RoadRunner 64 and RoadRunner 64AP. Both have many advanced features, but the one that cought my eye was that they are Linux based. I bought the RoadRunner64 (without WLAN) and I've gathered some data about it.

You can find out more about the product either by looking at the RR64 feature sheet [a-link.com] or by checking out the guides and firmware [a-link.com] page.

The platform

Both versions use LSI Logic's HomeBASE platform with the AR901 network processor. The only difference is that the AP version has a WLAN module manufactured by Zydas.

The platform consists of AR901 processor (ARM922), the AR8203 analog-to-digital adsl chip and the AR229 USB/Ethernet chip. Note that the value of these parts is a measly $21 while I paid 80 EUR for the complete modem ;-)

Specs

Processor: ARM922 @ 200MHz integrated in the AR901 chip
Flash: 4MB
RAM: 16MB SDRAM
Ports: 4 RJ45, 1 RJ11, 1 power
Other: Zydas 802.11b WLAN (In RR64AP only)

One can simply ssh to the box. It has tftp support and you can mount nfs partitions, so setting it up to distribute kernels for a ltsp setup would be possible. Cool little gadget, I must say. Unfortunately the software isn't 100% yet, at least not the firmware I have (first release). I got the source by asking politely by e-mail, and after it suddenly borked on me, they changed it for a new one without any hassle.

Re:Avaks RoadRunner 64 (-1, Troll)

aldoman (670791) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999796)

Does anyone know how much % of the embedded market Linux has? I'm sure it is far, far above Windows now.

Re:Avaks RoadRunner 64 (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999825)

About neck and neck with WinCE. Way above WinXPe.

Still dwarved by iTron and VxWorks.

All are dwarved by custom implementations.

Linux was the hot thing in embedded systems a year or two ago. It turns out that the cost of implementing a Linux system in a consumer electronic device (the only place where that kind of power is necessary) is roughly equal to the cost of implementing it in WinCE. So pay either Microsoft or Montevista, it's the same.

sorry, spelling mistake (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999867)

That's Montavista.

My bad.

Re:Avaks RoadRunner 64 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999975)

dwarfed

What, no firewire??? (0)

MightyYar (622222) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999795)

</joke>

Sorry, had to say it! :)

$80 street price (3, Informative)

ediron2 (246908) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999806)

Buy's got it for $71 if you use a $5 off coupon. Nobody /. 'em until I finish my order, though... thanks!

Re:$80 street price (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999918)

Will do

- The Slashdot Community

romeo, o romeo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999812)

wherefore are thou my romeo?

"The choice of a point of view... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999838)

... is the initial act of culture."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

antivirus anyone? (4, Interesting)

241comp (535228) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999818)

How about someone installing ClamAV on this puppy? Have it auto-scan the HD every so often and keep your NAS nice and virus-clean!

Re:antivirus anyone? (1)

aldoman (670791) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999831)

You could use this to secure an entire network, clamAV, mailscan and firewall.

Re:antivirus anyone? (1)

241comp (535228) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999864)

Even set up crons running file or some other method to keep the small office employees from storing their MP3 and AVI collections on the office storage device...

Wow (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999823)

This will get more users using Linux enables devices if they know that these devices can be hacked.

Why ? (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999829)

Whilst this is interesting from a technical perspective, I have to ask the question of why bother ?

Surely the customers for this device just want a big disk they can plug into (i.e. no screwdrivers required) their network for extra storage and then ignore. Joe average doesn't care what else the hardware can do.

If you want ssh, telnet and all the other toys, plug a real linux box into your network !

Re:Why ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999851)


Whilst this is interesting from a technical perspective, I have to ask the question of why bother ?

Hello? You're on Slashdot.

aww yeah (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999832)

Aiming for 10 Mil baby!

ten millionth post? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999865)

???

propz to simoniker

I have note that HOURS ago, dude (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999935)

See here [slashdot.org]

As neat as this is... (3, Insightful)

vasqzr (619165) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999870)

As neat as this is, I can't help to wish there was a little more security in devices like this. What about when someone adapts some worm code to install a custom, ddos-zombie installation on the thousands of Linux-powered Linksys/etc routers out there?

The End is Nigh! (0, Offtopic)

BubbaThePirate (805480) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999871)

Rumors have been floating around /. lately... It's the P10M bug!
Repent! The Day of Reckoning is upon us!

Jeebus save us all!!!

Re:The End is Nigh! (1)

sh4ky (775127) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999883)

"I'm not a religious man, but if you're up there, save me Superman..."

Re:The End is Nigh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999897)

Gosh, hurry up! It's nearly 3PM here and my shift at work ends in 15 mins!

10M (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999973)

Sooooooooooon! Sooooooooooon!

I don't even give a crap about Slashdot, but the nice round number makes me all tingly.

Congrats /.!!

Eh. (2, Insightful)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999888)

It seems like there would be only a marginal intersection between the type of people that buy network attached storage devices and the type of people interested in hacking their network attached storage device. I mean, I would think most people who are able to hack their NSLU2 are also the type that have an extra computer around that they would use instead.

RAID? (2, Insightful)

241comp (535228) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999903)

Could it be hacked to run software RAID 1 or RAID 10 on the attached hard drives? That would make it more useful for small office environments.

what they need is ntfs (1)

sosuke (789685) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999909)

what they need is ntfs or other filesystems, i have some usb harddrives that are full, but i dont want to have to reformat them! :P

Re:what they need is ntfs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999927)

test

As Marx said, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999923)

"... the value of a commodity represents human labour in the abstract, the expenditure of human labour in general."

also,

"... This subsuming of individuals under definite classes cannot be abolished until a class has taken shape, which has no longer any particular class interest to assert against the ruling class."

viva la revolution!
down with the caplitalist bastards!
vive la frace!
vive la chine!
vive cuba!
mort a les etas-unis!

Re:As Marx said, (0)

sh4ky (775127) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999953)

La Frace???

Re:As Marx said, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999981)

back in the days of Marx, that's how they spelt 'france'. learn your history, jeesh!

Ten (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999956)

MILLION posts of CRAP! that said, i hope i'm the 10-millionth

Yes, but am I 10000000th ? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999928)

suck it down, lamers

nope biatch (1)

Mike Hock (249988) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999943)

try again luser

Re:Yes, but am I 10000000th ? (-1, Offtopic)

VMaN (164134) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999958)

Why do people feel like posting the 10m post will somehow boost their e-penos?

I don't get it

The church (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999944)

is the opiate of the masses. or so they say. but I got no stinkin' opium from the friar, only a blow job! what gives?

passwd files (2, Funny)

vasqzr (619165) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999949)

As expected, the passwd file showed the user accounts I had created with a /dev/null for the shell. But there were two accounts that had a real shell: root and an interestingly named account--ourtelnetrescueuser, that looked like a back door account used for debugging or recovery purposes.
root:WeeOvKUvbQ6nI:0:0:root:/root:/bin/sh
bin:x:1 :1:bin:/bin:
lp:x:4:7:lp:/share/spool:
mail:x:8: 12:mail:/var/spool/mail:
ftp:x:14:50:FTP User:/:
nobody:x:99:99:Nobody:/:
ourtelnetrescue user:scFf7ZMXBMl4I:100:100::/home/user:/bin/sh
gu est:scEPG0VnVyqmE:501:501:::/dev/null
admin:sclzZ ZfodiRXY:502:501::/home/user/admin:/dev/null
test_user:scEPG0VnVyqmE:2000:501:::/dev/null
te st2:scEPG0VnVyqmE:2001:501:::/dev/null
test3:sc50 wKPq.zChw:2002:501:::/dev/null

But in order to use these accounts, I would need to have their passwords. I started down the path of cracking the passwords before I came out of my stupor and realized all I had to do was edit the passwd file and replace the encrypted password with a known encrypted password from one of my other accounts! I could also just add a valid shell to one of my accounts, but for starters, decided to just put a new password in for root and leave the rest of the accounts alone.


*nix n00b question, maybe, but why not just blank the password out?

root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/sh

??

Re:passwd files (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999967)

test 3

Re:passwd files (-1)

RU_Areo (804621) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999974)

security purposes

Re:passwd files (2, Funny)

cyber0ne (640846) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999989)

root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/sh

Don't you ever let me see you type something like that again, you hear me?

May as well (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999952)

Chucking my hat in the ring for the big number.

Re:May as well (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999979)

Chucking my hat in the ring for the big number.

And I would have got it too, if it wasn't for you idle lack-of-posters...

10M? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999957)

Clooooose now! Congrats /. on reaching 10 million!

network attached accessories (3, Interesting)

241comp (535228) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999966)

Well, get a USB flatbed scanner with GPL drivers and you can have a network attached scanner. Come to think of it, there are probably lots of USB devices that one could share with this box. It could even do wiring closet security monitoring with a USB webcam and a remote machine which analyzes the images for movement. The possibilities appear endless (provided working drivers can be obtained and installed on the box).

So.... ssh, tftp, etc... ICQ? (0)

mbourgon (186257) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999969)

Seriously... does anyone know if any of the ICQ apps have been posted to either this or the WRT54G?

The 10M frenzy (0, Offtopic)

RollingThunder (88952) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999971)

You just know the editors are going to be mystified by why this topic has such an insanely high reload count.

Re:The 10M frenzy (-1, Offtopic)

titusjan (219930) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999991)

Slashdot could be slashdotted.

Re:The 10M frenzy (-1, Offtopic)

VMaN (164134) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999995)

Well, yathink we can slashdot slashdot?

hmmmm (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999972)

riguidou

Speed Bottleneck (1)

erpbridge (64037) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999983)

Now, if I remember proiperly, USB 2.0 has a speed near 400 Mbps. This thing has a max network speed of 100 Mbps.

Sigh... If only they had included a 1Gbps port on this thing, I'd get somewhere near the speed I want. And yes, I do have a Gigabit network running at home, and only a few laptops aren't equipped with Gig cards. And yes, it does make a speed difference.

Performance & # of USB ports (2, Interesting)

Bushcat (615449) | more than 9 years ago | (#9999986)

What's the real-world performance on this kind of device like? And why is it limited to two USB devices (other than the obvious fact that there are only two USB ports on the thing)? I'm considering one simply as a network backup device.

okay it's lame (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999987)

but I just have to try for the TEN MILLIONTH POST!!!!

GNAA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999992)

GNAA 0wns slashdot. Don't fuckin forget it.
Bukkakke is yummy. Hopin' for 10 mil. Peace.

ten millionth post? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9999996)

well, do I fail it?
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