Re: "Unable to load intepreter" on login - 2.2.14-5.0

From: Gerhard Mack (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 16:39:07 EST

On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Tony Hoyle wrote:

> Paul Tweedy wrote:
> > Secondly, to get the thing running I'm assuming I can copy a working login
> > binary from an identical server, so I can get in & change the passwords and
> > sort the security out?
> ...and what if the 'cp' binary has been hacked to stop you doing just
> that? What if 'passwd' is silently emailing your root password to the
> hacker each time you change it?
> Reformat and re-install. It's the only way (and check your firewall).

Disabling all unneeded services would be a better idea than checking the

I'm still not understanding this running by default most dists
have going, it's stupid for servers and it's down right retarted for


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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