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I'm an electrical engineer who also does IT work for the small company I work for. I am also an avid user and proponent of Gentoo Linux.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
1
comment Google apps account settings redirect to new host
This is from the office where the rest of the computers are resolving accounts.google.com correctly. Thats why I said its not a DNS or HOSTS file issue. Somehow its tied into the account. I just don't know how that is possible.
May
1
asked Google apps account settings redirect to new host
Mar
10
accepted MediaWiki Internal Error
Mar
10
answered MediaWiki Internal Error
Mar
8
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
7
comment MediaWiki Internal Error
Postgresql 9.0, PHP 5.3 and Mediawiki 1.16.X (I dont recall the exact subvserion)!
Mar
7
asked MediaWiki Internal Error
Jan
28
comment PATH environmental variable has changed suddenly for root user
One other interesting note.. If I su to root, the path variable is only set to /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin. Now this is not because it inherited it from the normal user I su'ed from, that user DOES have a complete $PATH variable. However if I use su - then it works correctly and I have a full $PATH variable. Now whats strange here is that it changed so suddenly to require that to su to root and be able to run most commands. Very odd
Jan
28
comment PATH environmental variable has changed suddenly for root user
There is no .bashrc file for root at this moment. This is not uncommon however, none of my other systems have a .bashrc file for root either, but it doesn't override the default $PATH variable.
Jan
27
comment PATH environmental variable has changed suddenly for root user
Its even stranger, since /etc/profile DOES contain the correct variables for the $ROOTPATH.... So why does my shell not have those variables set? I can do source /etc/profile, and it shows up, but then if I close the root shell, then su to it again the $PATH variable looses the data that was there after the source command.
Jan
27
asked PATH environmental variable has changed suddenly for root user
Oct
14
comment SSH server breakin attempt?
Oh an excellent idea. I will leave Thomas's post as the "answer" because the question I asked was specifically about what the attack was, however I up voted your answer, and really do appreciate the suggestion. I didn't realize IP tables even had the ability to check for dropped connections and slow people down this way. Gotta love these exchange sites for just this kinda knowledge! Thank you
Oct
13
awarded  Supporter
Oct
13
accepted SSH server breakin attempt?
Oct
13
comment SSH server breakin attempt?
I did read the article and see that it says it does NOT log the failure. However I guess what I'm missing here is that the users I have provided with public keys it logs when they enter and exit. Is this a problem with SSHD that it doesn't log these blatant break in attempts? And is there ANY way to force the logging of the errors so fail2ban can catch and block these?
Oct
13
comment SSH server breakin attempt?
Well I figure if someone were trying to brute force my password I would expect to see Oct 13 02:21:03 SERVERNAME sshd[23968]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=112.215.11.171 user=root as a second line after each of the above mentioned line. This just seems to be poking my SSH server without actually trying to break in.
Oct
13
comment SSH server breakin attempt?
I know, I was being snarky. Obviously my fail2ban system was substantially more complex to setup and get working correctly, I just see everyone suggesting moving the ssh port whenever there are ssh brute forcing questions that come up, and I would rather not move my SSH port. Hence I preempted it with "moving the ssh port isn't what i'm looking to do"
Oct
13
asked SSH server breakin attempt?