From my email:
Due to security reasons related to your pegasus account it has been
disabled. Please contact us at csamhelp when you have
a chance so we can discuss reactivation.
Oh noes! 8O Wait. I just remembered I don’t give a fuck. I’m curious why they killed me though. I’m suspecting it might be the old PHP scripts that allowed people post comments on some of my pages that got spammed all the way to hell and I never cared enough to disable them.
Or perhaps it’s because that I compiled bunch of port scanners, password breakers and network probing tools on that account? I think I had ncat, nmap, amap, john the ripper, thc-hydra and some other stuff there. :P
Or maybe it’s because for the last few weeks prior to my thesis defense I have been continuously running very CPU intensive code which would run for days and spawn many threads.
Or maybe someone exploited some of my scripts and gained control over my account? I doubt it, but I think it is not out of the question.
Who knows. I shot them an email. It will be interesting to see what they say.
Btw, Pegasus is an old Sun machine sitting on the rack somewhere on campus. All the CS students get shell accounts on that machine to get some unix exposure, and access to Java, perl, lisp, php and gcc. You also get your own public_html folder where you can create a publicly accessible website if you like.
[tags]pegasus, montclair, montclair state, unix, account, disabled[/tags]