After a long time I managed to get shell access to our
CS dept server (which is running in Debian). Since,
our univ. admins blocked all ports (except http) in
fear of virus attacks, I can't use IIR, ftp, ssh and
stuffs like that (a great hinderance to my progress)
But from the server's shell account I am able to do
all these stuffs. I use putty (ssh for windows).
I have some doubts.
1. Is it possible to 'apt-get install' packages as
NORMAL user (i.e. the debs get installed in the home
directory ~/lib/, ~/bin/, etc... like that)
2. What IIRC client (ncurses) do you suggest?
Currently we have bitchX installed.
3. 'links' (Elinks) complains about SSH not supported
and not allowing me to log into Yahoo mail. Lynx is
showing up lots of prompts, and doesn't look as pretty
4. I once saw something like Yahoosucker that reads
yahoo mails through http and displays it in console.
I should give it a try. Any thoughts?
5. I lost this command! It is used to restrict users'
maximum memory, open files, blah blah and such
resources. It's SAFER to use (put it in my .bashrc)
so that I won't crash the server. But I forgot that
command. What is it?
Windows 2000 is more secure than Linux...
Since the machine is offline half of the time because of crashes, it cannot be
accessed globally, therefore producing higher security.
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