Friday, November 16, 2007

10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

If you are preparing for a career in IT or are new to IT, many of the “dirty little secrets” listed below may surprise you because we don’t usually talk about them out loud. If you are an IT veteran, you’ve probably encountered most of these issues and have a few of your own to add — and please, by all means, take a moment to add them to the discussion. Most of these secrets are aimed at network administrators, IT managers, and desktop support professionals. This list is not aimed at developers and programmers — they have their own set of additional dirty little secrets — but some of these will apply to them as well.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My hosting server!

root:*:0:0:Charlie &:/root:/bin/bash toor:*:0:0:Bourne-again
Superuser:/root:/bin/bash daemon:*:1:1:Owner of many system
processes:/root:/usr/sbin/nologin operator:*:2:5:System
&:/:/usr/sbin/nologin bin:*:3:7:Binaries Commands and
Source:/:/usr/sbin/nologin tty:*:4:65533:Tty Sandbox:/:/usr/sbin/nologin
kmem:*:5:65533:KMem Sandbox:/:/usr/sbin/nologin games:*:7:13:Games
pseudo-user:/usr/games:/usr/sbin/nologin news:*:8:8:News
Subsystem:/:/usr/sbin/nologin man:*:9:9:Mister Man
Pages:/usr/share/man:/usr/sbin/nologin sshd:*:22:22:Secure Shell
Daemon:/var/empty:/usr/sbin/nologin smmsp:*:25:25:Sendmail Submission
User:/var/spool/clientmqueue:/usr/sbin/nologin mailnull:*:26:26:Sendmail
Default User:/var/spool/mqueue:/usr/sbin/nologin bind:*:53:53:Bind
Sandbox:/:/usr/sbin/nologin proxy:*:62:62:Packet Filter
pseudo-user:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin _pflogd:*:64:64:pflogd
privsep user:/var/empty:/usr/sbin/nologin uucp:*:66:66:UUCP