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MacManKrisK
Super Geek

Posts: 132
From: Southwest Lower Michigan, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted January 09, 2002 10:32     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am so proud of myself right now! As some of you may know, I've been using Mac OS X for a while now, but, as I've stated before, I'm the MacMan, not the UNIXMan. Sure, I know a few rudimentary commands, but that's about it.

Anyway, I just got my dyndns.org address up and running and I figured that I'd need something to host on it, so, I went into my Sharing...um, what are they called now?...preferences pane (pain??) and clicked on "Allow remove login." Upon the clicking of said button, it dimmed itself, and upon reloading of the Sharing pane, the button was unchecked. I tried checking it about three times before I realized that something had to be wrong, REALLY wrong.

Having the stong urge to get this up and running, I quickly popped open the Terminal, su'ed and, for lack of any other idea, typed "sshd" and it return. A screenfull of errors spewed onto my screen, including such text as "permissions incorrect" and "no key files available, exiting." After a read through the sshd man files I discovered that sshd is VERY picky about file permissions and wants it's key files to be accessable ONLY by the superuser! "oh gee," I thought to myself, "how the hell does chmod work again?" Through trial and error, and reading the chmod man pages (twice!), I finally remembered exactly how to use it. Quickly, but carefully, I used chmod go-rwx and restored each key file back to it's superuser-only sshd-acceptable mode.

I'm so proud of myself, this is the frist time I've ever used the terminal to do anything important or useful. YAY!!!

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KK (a.k.a. The MacMan)
Proud to be Microsoft Free!
"If it doesn't say 'Microsoft' it must be better!"
The Man's Prayer -- "I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."

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mephisto
Assimilated

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posted January 09, 2002 14:25     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Magnificent valor. Maybe we have another convert to consoleville? Presently, I'm stuck with a console because I cn't be bothered to actually get off my fat ass and fix the X-server on my firewall. Maybe i will leave it this way, unspoiled by the gui. I think life is much better this way.

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Tau Zero
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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posted January 09, 2002 15:36     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heh.  I rarely start Xwindows on my Linux box unless I want to look at pictures or web pages.  If all I'm doing is dealing with text, I am usually just fine with 25x80 textmode.

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quantumfluff
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From: the ether
Registered: Jun 2000

posted January 09, 2002 20:04     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tau Zero:
Heh. I rarely start Xwindows on my Linux box unless I want to look at pictures or web pages. If all I'm doing is dealing with text, I am usually just fine with 25x80 textmode.

Hey X rocks! But then again, I used to write widgets for a living. Of course, I only really use it for my web browser and to be able to have a bunch of Xterms open at once. I've never used any GUI admin tools - we didn't have now fancy stuff like that when I was a kid.

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greycat
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posted January 10, 2002 08:56     Click Here to See the Profile for greycat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I cn't be bothered to actually get off my fat ass and fix the X-server on my firewall

You really do not want to be running X on a firewall. X is for desktop systems.

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