[TUHS] attachments: MIME and uuencode

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Mar 13 11:59:11 AEST 2017


On Sun, 12 Mar 2017, Larry McVoy wrote:

> I used to have an undocumented mail service on my workstation at Sun. I 
> could send mail with a subject line specifying what I wanted and it sent 
> it to me.  Mainly used it when I was teaching at Stanford and I wanted 
> to grab stuff but couldn't get into Sun's network from the outside.  In 
> fact, just found the script, it only worked if I was coming from 
> lm at CS.Stanford.EDU or lm at Sunburn.Stanford.EDU so I must have been 
> worried about security.

Giggle...  Back when I was working for GEAC, I happened to find an outside 
line that they had forgotten was there, and me being a Unixoid and wanting 
to avoid their poxy M$ firewall, I used it for email etc.

The IT bod understood, and it wasn't closed until after I left.

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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