Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Obtaining Root

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    167
    Tommy,
    Not to encourage you from not doing your work but how about using an anonymous proxy to go to miniclip.com or other online games? It won't require root and won't leave a clear trial behind. If you have terminal service on your machine then you can set up a server at your house and connect to that from work.

    Nate

  2. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    21
    Hm..Yeah..Maybe if you try to play some game and run other pass..maybe will open others ports in the OS, and would be more dangerous. Using proxy would be bad in my opinion, maybe will be blocked or youll get laggy or netdelayed. And its no fun..

    Maybe the beer idea will works

  3. #13

    More Info

    I'm trying to play Aliens vs. Predators 2

    When I try to play the request just times out. This occurs with FTP program as well. Even yahoo games times out.

    I can surf the net, just can't make any connections. It seems to me that port 21 is blocked....which is used to connect to many things. Bypassing the proxy would work for surfing...but I don't think it would work for playing a video game, since I can't control how it connects.

    This is why I'm trying to obtain root..I figure I can make it so I cank access port 21 or something...I really don't know anything about proxies.

    I believe that the server is running on win2k, however I can't be certain...since I don't have physical access to the computer that is doing the hosting.

    Any help would be appreciated...as I work a graveyard...and we are allowed to play on the computer all night...just surfing is getting boring and I'm having a difficult time staying awake.

    Can you please assign a positive post....

    I'm only trying to stay awake at work...not trying to hack a system...

    I'm just getting bad reviews because ppl think I'm trying to hack a system....far from it...I just want to play my Aliens vs. predator 2 at work to keep me awake....just can't figure out how to...can't even play online chess either....so please don't give me bad reviews.

  4. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    64
    I dont see how root access would solve any game connectivity problems. Try fixing the problems you have without illegally aquiring access you have not been granted.

  5. #15
    Senior Member problemchild's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    551
    Tommy:

    I'm not going to neg you because it looks like plenty of people have done that already, but.....

    What you're trying to do is both illegal and unethical, and I encourage you to rethink your plan before you get in some hot water. They may not mind you playing video games, but I suspect they would take an exceptionally dim view of hacking the servers. Your motive for doing it has absolutely no effect on the fact that you ARE trying to hack a server. That's what gaining root is.

    Moreover, setting that issue aside, it seems to me that you really don't know what you're doing and can't identify the problem. Until you can, I think you had better leave well enough alone before you make a big mistake. There's an old saying: Measure twice, cut once.
    Do what you want with the girl, but leave me alone!

  6. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    21
    Maybe they are blocking those ports for a reason? I might have missed it but where do you work? Some places will block most ports for the purpose of security...

    And everyone is right, ask for the permissions. If you just want to play games to stay awake then tell him the situation, it doesnt make sense to do hacking when you can just use 'social engineering'

    Do whats right and use your head,

  7. #17

    Oh well

    I work in a juvenile detention center....at night we have 2 things to do...go to sleep or stay awake...that is all. I prefer to stay awake...because we can get in trouble if we go to sleep.

    I know that if I ask for access it will be denied...of course the ports are blocked for security reasons...they will not grant me access to play video games....because on the technical level..we are not suppose to play video games. However, it is an understood thing..that we can do whatever it takes to stay awake as that is the only thing that matters. I've been told this in person by the night manager..but upper level management won't care.

    Thank you for your replies, I will no longer seek advice, I figured that I would be seen as someone with malicious intent and wouldn't get any help.

    I'll research and try it the hard way..probably the wrong way...suppose I should join the rest of ppl at work who just go to sleep and risk losing their job.

    I'm in an IT course and the instructor told me to go here....he was way off.

  8. #18
    Senior Member problemchild's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    551
    I will no longer seek advice, I figured that I would be seen as someone with malicious intent and wouldn't get any help.
    Whether you realize it or not, you ARE someone with malicious intent, at least from a system administrator's perspective. You're trying to gain unauthorized access to a server for a purpose that you've just confirmed is against policy and would compromise the security of the company network. And you're trying to justify it by saying, "but I only want to play games," but that in no way changes the fact of what you're trying to do any more than a thrill justifies vandalism. That doesn't make you a bad guy, but it makes you dangerous.

    You also have to realize that you've come to a site populated by system administrators who earn their living trying to prevent people from doing what you're attempting, and more or less run the server you're trying to crack. That would be akin to somebody walking into your juvenile detention center and asking for advice on how to break somebody out of jail.
    I'm in an IT course and the instructor told me to go here....he was way off.
    If he sent you here thinking somebody would tell you how to crack servers, then yes, he was way off.

    My advice is to find another way to occupy your time and keep awake. I suggest pornography.
    Do what you want with the girl, but leave me alone!

  9. #19
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    53
    Read a book, it's better if you want to keep your job.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •