Not quite a totally wasted day.

Well, I’ve spent most of the day trying to determine how someone got into the machine which runs Bullet and changed the password for the demo account.

Alec was a brilliant help here, not only on the phone but via the write(1) command.

Anyway, the upshot was that no-one did get onto the machine. In fact it was software doing what it was designed to do. Unfortunately, this “correct” operation changed when I installed a huge patch cluster the other day. Oh well!

Anyway, thanks to Alec, I now have a set of tools to test the integrity of files on the system using checksums held at Sun and a security lockdown tool call JASS. So it wasn’t a total loss.

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