Forwarded from: Robert G. Ferrell <rgferrellat_private> At 05:26 AM 12/17/02 -0600, InfoSec News wrote: > One of my original ideas was hacking the kernel so that instead of > the erase character being a "#" character, erasing would generate > the now universal backspace-space-backspace sequence to obliterate > the now erased character. I did the same for line erase, replacing > the "@" character with however many backspace-space-backspace > sequences were needed to erase the entire line on the screen. Doug > Merritt helped with this work. > > I created the "lock" program to lock a terminal as a convenience > over logging out to maintain security. I started enhancing the Unix > Version 6 shell before Bill Joy started on csh and Dr. Bourne did > the Bourne Shell. Doug Merritt added vi-like editing to the shell. > All of these things now are universal on Unix, Linux, and even > Windows but we came up with the ideas. Those of you who follow ISN will be (painfully) aware that I tend to slip into rant mode when people misuse the term 'hacker,' at least as I see it. I thought this would be a good opportunity to illustrate just what hackers are in my world view. Bob Toxen is a true hacker. This is what hackers do. Have a great weekend. RGF Robert G. Ferrell rgferrellat_private - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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