[nycbug-talk] Suddenly the Dungeon collapses!! - You die...

George Georgalis george
Wed Oct 19 11:25:32 EDT 2005

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 11:07:38AM -0401, Okan Demirmen wrote:
>On Wed 2005.10.19 at 11:03 -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
>> I've come across this message before, and thought the box was compromised.
>> Today I've come across it again, but managed to find it in the source --
>> it's not so bad as it sounds...
>> What are your thoughts about putting such error messages in code?
>can you please provide some context?
>btw, i think it's funny.

yeah it's funny, if it doesn't make you think you are cracked.
it's in the screen attach.c code, when it first happened, I
couldn't attach to a prior session and really thought I was
compromised. Didn't think it was funny at the time, don't recall
finding anything in google about it.

This time I was doing some really unusual stuff with screen and
that source was the first place I looked. I only wish the fail to
attach error message was more specific...

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE><
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