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This line: Apr 30 16:07:09 localhost... 1,406 Views / 5 Replies  
This line:

Apr 30 16:07:09 localhost xinetd[53]: Unknown user: root [line=6]

suggests to me that your NetInfo database is screwed up. xinetd can't find a root user. Although usually when I've...
Posted by fitter, on May 1, 2005 at 01:58 AM, in macOS
That's a little misleading. I think you may be... 969 Views / 18 Replies  
That's a little misleading. I think you may be able to say that the shellcode provided in the sample exploit has specific requirements (I'd like to see the source that produced the shellcode), but...
Posted by fitter, on Jan 27, 2005 at 10:50 AM, in macOS
In the international pane of the System... 338 Views / 1 Replies  
In the international pane of the System Preferences, select the Input Menu tab. Scroll down the language list until you find Russian. Click the checkbox next to it. You'll now have a little flag in...
Posted by fitter, on Sep 22, 2004 at 07:19 PM, in Applications
Or use rsync: rsync -HavP --rsh=ssh... 526 Views / 6 Replies  
Or use rsync:

rsync -HavP --rsh=ssh some-folder/ yourname@someserver:some-backupfolder

Note that you'll strip resource forks and metadata using tools like rsync, sftp and scp. On the other...
Posted by fitter, on Sep 12, 2004 at 02:27 AM, in Applications
The START lines just mean someone tried to... 857 Views / 10 Replies  
The START lines just mean someone tried to connect. Those IP addresses resolve to ACBEAE50.ipt.aol.com, ABordeaux-103-1-22-99.w81-50.abo.wanadoo.fr and ACB0E410.ipt.aol.com. If you see EXIT log...
Posted by fitter, on Oct 4, 2003 at 09:08 AM, in macOS
The OpenSSH developers have fixed the problem... 621 Views / 10 Replies  
The OpenSSH developers have fixed the problem detecting the broken setreuid and setregid calls.

There's another bug, though: the sftp client doesn't properly parse quotation marks wrapping...
Posted by fitter, on Sep 22, 2003 at 11:06 AM, in macOS
Check out radmind ( http://www.radmind.org ) as... 7,940 Views / 7 Replies  
Check out radmind ( http://www.radmind.org ) as an alternative to tripwire. radmind is even more powerful: if it finds changes to the filesystem, it can optionally reverse the change.
Posted by fitter, on Sep 22, 2003 at 10:53 AM, in Applications
OK. Problem solved, I think. If you #define... 621 Views / 10 Replies  
OK. Problem solved, I think. If you #define BROKEN_SETREUID 1 and #define BROKEN_SETREGID 1 in config.h (or acconfig.h, and rerun the configure script), the problem goes away.
Posted by fitter, on Sep 18, 2003 at 12:38 AM, in macOS
OK, it actually appears the setreuid call is... 621 Views / 10 Replies  
OK, it actually appears the setreuid call is broken on OS X 10.2. Here's a minimal program that demonstrates the problem:


#include <errno.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include...
Posted by fitter, on Sep 18, 2003 at 12:12 AM, in macOS
3.7.x portable seems to be broken on OS X. See... 621 Views / 10 Replies  
3.7.x portable seems to be broken on OS X. See this thread:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=openssh-unix-dev&m=106377313806726&w=2

You can do one of two things: use the uidswap.c from 3.6.1p2,...
Posted by fitter, on Sep 17, 2003 at 11:23 PM, in macOS
Re: Panther: User Switching & sharing running apps? 1,185 Views / 22 Replies  
Yes, they are available.
Posted by fitter, on Sep 11, 2003 at 02:09 PM, in macOS
/System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/Resour... 467 Views / 2 Replies  
/System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/Resources/missing_image.tiff
Posted by fitter, on Sep 10, 2003 at 09:03 AM, in Applications
The shell. Notice what happens when you do: ... 555 Views / 5 Replies  
The shell. Notice what happens when you do:

% cd /etc; ls -la

The semi-colon is a delimiter between commands.
Posted by fitter, on Sep 9, 2003 at 02:13 PM, in Developer Center
If you've only got a free online account, you... 701 Views / 11 Replies  
If you've only got a free online account, you won't be able to download any pre-release software.
Posted by fitter, on Sep 1, 2003 at 07:43 PM, in macOS
tar's verbose option prints to stderr. You're... 1,191 Views / 12 Replies  
tar's verbose option prints to stderr. You're only redirecting stdout, which is why the log file is empty. It should be:


tar cvvf tarfile.tar tarsource >& /path/to/logfile


This only works...
Posted by fitter, on Aug 31, 2003 at 05:51 PM, in macOS
Try entering the console. In the User field,... 647 Views / 9 Replies  
Try entering the console. In the User field, enter ">console", and click the Log In button. Can you login in text mode? If not, are there any error messages displayed? Anything in the system log like...
Posted by fitter, on Aug 29, 2003 at 07:40 AM, in macOS
Use Icon Composer (part of the Dev Tools). 635 Views / 10 Replies  
Use Icon Composer (part of the Dev Tools).
Posted by fitter, on Aug 27, 2003 at 08:07 PM, in Applications
You don't even need to install gpg to calculate... 583 Views / 8 Replies  
You don't even need to install gpg to calculate checksums:

% openssl md5 archive.dmg
MD5(archive.dmg)= 98c700d4d2aa74c5a7b9d6c999fd9ece
Posted by fitter, on Aug 13, 2003 at 01:43 PM, in Applications
man defaults 2,064 Views / 11 Replies  
man defaults
Posted by fitter, on Jun 18, 2003 at 11:12 AM, in Developer Center
Thanks for figuring this out. I installed the... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
Thanks for figuring this out. I installed the AdditionalFonts.pkg, and the character spacing is now acceptable.

I'm curious: why was this happening? It didn't appear that any of the fonts in that...
Posted by fitter, on Jun 16, 2003 at 05:12 PM, in Applications
I've reset to default, and the problem persists.... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
I've reset to default, and the problem persists. I took some snapshots of OW and Safari so you'd be able to compare what I'm seeing.

Neither Safari nor OmniWeb render http://www.pravda.ru...
Posted by fitter, on Jun 3, 2003 at 09:23 PM, in Applications
No problem. http://pravda.ru/ -- set... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
No problem.

http://pravda.ru/ -- set charset to KOI-8 to get correct letters.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/news/default.stm
http://www.itar-tass.com/
http://www.izvestia.ru/ -- set...
Posted by fitter, on Jun 2, 2003 at 11:03 PM, in Applications
But the MD5 of any binary on OS X is currently... 3,847 Views / 9 Replies  
But the MD5 of any binary on OS X is currently unreliable, because prebinding can change the checksum out from under you. The author of the sample I posted above makes note of this in the comments....
Posted by fitter, on Jun 1, 2003 at 12:24 AM, in Developer Center
Yes, you're right. Setting ManufactureBoldFonts... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
Yes, you're right. Setting ManufactureBoldFonts to NO does improve things a great deal.

On another issue, I'm pleased to see that OmniWeb has improved its rendering of sites containing Cyrillic...
Posted by fitter, on May 30, 2003 at 01:27 PM, in Applications
Scrolling seems noticeably worse in sp33,... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
Scrolling seems noticeably worse in sp33, especially when scrolling up. It stutters a lot: up a few lines, glitch, up a few, glitch. Anyone else notice this? I'm using an iBook 600 with 384 MB.
Posted by fitter, on May 30, 2003 at 12:46 PM, in Applications
Take a look at this: ... 3,847 Views / 9 Replies  
Take a look at this:

http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/Sample_Code/Security/MoreAuthSample.htm

It represents Apple's best authorized code sample to date. It's still a little confusing,...
Posted by fitter, on May 28, 2003 at 03:32 PM, in Developer Center
You can add support for any audio type yourself.... 758 Views / 13 Replies  
You can add support for any audio type yourself. Edit /Library/Perl/gnump3d/files.pm. aac is already in the list of AUDIO_SUFFIXES, but if you want to stream Apple's m4p's to authorized computers,...
Posted by fitter, on May 24, 2003 at 01:34 PM, in macOS
Oops, I meant to add that in your case, you may... 479 Views / 3 Replies  
Oops, I meant to add that in your case, you may find ASR (Apple Software Restore) fits the bill.
Posted by fitter, on May 23, 2003 at 01:35 AM, in Applications
Check out http://www.macosxlabs.org. A lot of... 479 Views / 3 Replies  
Check out http://www.macosxlabs.org. A lot of people use radmind (http://radmind.org).
Posted by fitter, on May 23, 2003 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
Has anyone noticed how poorly OmniWeb handles... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
Has anyone noticed how poorly OmniWeb handles spacing of international, non-Roman characters? Compare Safari's rendering of http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/news/default.stm with OmniWeb's. Even if...
Posted by fitter, on May 12, 2003 at 12:08 PM, in Applications
By default the root password on OS X is set to *,... 754 Views / 7 Replies  
By default the root password on OS X is set to *, meaning you can't log in as root the usual way. The easiest, and recommended way, to execute commands needing root privileges is with the sudo...
Posted by fitter, on May 10, 2003 at 01:51 AM, in macOS
sp23 is up. 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
sp23 is up.
Posted by fitter, on May 10, 2003 at 01:40 AM, in Applications
It was my fault after all. I changed the default... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
It was my fault after all. I changed the default encoding to UTF-16, and OmniWeb really didn't like that at all. Once I changed it back to UTF-8, everything was fine.
Posted by fitter, on May 9, 2003 at 05:42 PM, in Applications
sp22 has lost my bookmarks, though the file... 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
sp22 has lost my bookmarks, though the file exists in ~/Library/Application Support/OmniWeb. There are no bookmarks in the Bookmarks menu or in the favorites bar. When I launched sp22 last night, the...
Posted by fitter, on May 9, 2003 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
sp21 is up. No release notes yet. 35,464 Views / 777 Replies  
sp21 is up. No release notes yet.
Posted by fitter, on May 8, 2003 at 12:03 AM, in Applications
See if you can boot into single user mode by... 687 Views / 9 Replies  
See if you can boot into single user mode by holding down command+s during startup. You'll boot into the text console. First, run a file system check:

fsck -y

Mount the drive:

mount -uw /
...
Posted by fitter, on May 7, 2003 at 12:02 PM, in macOS
Here's a tutorial for using disclosure views with... 519 Views / 2 Replies  
Here's a tutorial for using disclosure views with Cocoa:

http://www.stone.com/The_Cocoa_Files/More_or_Less.html
Posted by fitter, on Apr 29, 2003 at 08:30 PM, in Developer Center
Since Rendezvous is open-source, yeah,... 1,098 Views / 3 Replies  
Since Rendezvous is open-source, yeah, potentially users from other platforms could connect using Rendezvous. Currently the only other platform (at least that I'm aware of) offering zeroconf is...
Posted by fitter, on Apr 29, 2003 at 08:19 PM, in Applications
You really have to wonder why they're bothering.... 1,251 Views / 21 Replies  
You really have to wonder why they're bothering. This update does nothing to change the overall sense that AppleWorks X is quick and dirty port. I wrote my thesis using AppleWorks in OS 9, and while...
Posted by fitter, on Apr 23, 2003 at 11:15 PM, in macOS
Poll: I already paid for Audion 3. 1,402 Views / 40 Replies  
I already paid for Audion 3.
Posted by fitter, on Apr 22, 2003 at 09:31 PM, in macOS
Because he probably doesn't do it this way.... 2,505 Views / 72 Replies  
Because he probably doesn't do it this way. You're right, this is much longer and more complicated. But why use Disk Copy when you could use Drop DMG or DMG Maker? The step for creating a dmg from a...
Posted by fitter, on Apr 10, 2003 at 02:38 PM, in Applications
It remembers the last AFP server you connected... 1,190 Views / 21 Replies  
It remembers the last AFP server you connected to. It probably looks like this:

afp://xxx.xxx.x.xxx

AFS is a different beast entirely. You wouldn't be connecting to it through the Connect to...
Posted by fitter, on Apr 8, 2003 at 02:35 PM, in macOS
SystemStarter is similar. It's what runs all the... 1,190 Views / 21 Replies  
SystemStarter is similar. It's what runs all the StartupItems in /System/Library/StartupItems and /Library/StartupItems. man SystemStarter for more info. (Remarkable that Apple actually provided a...
Posted by fitter, on Apr 4, 2003 at 03:15 PM, in macOS
Mandrake's package management should do most of... 1,190 Views / 21 Replies  
Mandrake's package management should do most of the heavy lifting for you. Just add the netatalk package, and edit the config files as you see fit. There are tutorials on the web. Do a search for...
Posted by fitter, on Apr 4, 2003 at 02:47 AM, in macOS
Nah, use netatalk... 1,190 Views / 21 Replies  
Nah, use netatalk (http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/netatalk) instead. It's an AFP server for unix-like operating systems, so you can mount your linux box just as if it were an AppleShare server....
Posted by fitter, on Apr 3, 2003 at 07:57 PM, in macOS
No, cron's already running in the background, and... 1,202 Views / 22 Replies  
No, cron's already running in the background, and has been as long as you've been running Mac OS X. It starts when the machine starts up.

Since the little script (console_check) that gets called...
Posted by fitter, on Apr 1, 2003 at 11:32 AM, in macOS
The issue's not burn-in, but ghosting on... 1,202 Views / 22 Replies  
The issue's not burn-in, but ghosting on flat-panel machines. If you don't set the preferences to dim the screen after a certain interval, a ghost of the login panel remains on the screen. It doesn't...
Posted by fitter, on Mar 30, 2003 at 09:57 PM, in macOS
The cron stuff is probably most difficult. Check... 1,202 Views / 22 Replies  
The cron stuff is probably most difficult. Check out Cronnix (http://www.koch-schmidt.de/cronnix/) for an easy way to set up cron jobs. Once you've got Cronnix, run it, and select "Open System...
Posted by fitter, on Mar 29, 2003 at 10:59 PM, in macOS
It's the info image: a blue circle with a white... 532 Views / 4 Replies  
It's the info image: a blue circle with a white lowercase i in the middle of it. Probably called 'bang' because the character '!' is also referred to as 'bang' in unix lingo (! being an inverted i)....
Posted by fitter, on Mar 26, 2003 at 04:31 PM, in macOS
Wonderful to see this coming to OS X. Thanks,... 4,859 Views / 35 Replies  
Wonderful to see this coming to OS X. Thanks, moki.
Posted by fitter, on Mar 24, 2003 at 04:56 PM, in Gaming
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