OK this is my first post so i will try not to make it to awful but i was trying to get some more information on shell acounts. Can anyone give me some insight as to what they are and what they are used for. Is this someone linux and unix is suited for is shell accounts? What are they used for besides weapons that can help crackers and hackers alike. I know they must have a legitimate use but i dont know what it is. OK OK last thing, where would someone get a shell account, dont they come with your isp if there are an option, which from what i understand they are not offered in any major isp's only small isp's where they owner might be an ex hacker himself. Thanks, i know this post is all over the place but hey this is the newbie's board right?