Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 17:49 UTC
SGI and IRIX In the '90s, before MacOSX was released, if people were to reffer to a user-friendly Unix that looked cool at the time, that would have been SGI's 64-bit operating system for the MIPS processors, the IRIX. IRIX was first released in 1987, and by 1995 was already a highly respected UNIX, the first with immense multimedia capabilities! Check out our introduction and some screenshots of IRIX.
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Re: SGI and Security
by gandalf on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 20:32 UTC

I was nearly trown out of the university after some guys had hacked remotely the SGI I was logged in (well, it was not really hacking thanks to support from SGI). They used a simple ftp-exploit that was well-known (and after one year there was still no patch for it). Then they used this SGI to hack into other machines remotely (Sun Solaris8).
Since the administrators just looked at the log files, they just saw that the further attacks came from the SGI I was using, and since rsh sessions where not logged, they didn't know that other people were using the SGI aswell.
Luckily these guys didn't stop hacking after my account was disabled by the admin staff, so I had a perfect alibi.