art.alexion at verizon.net
Thu Oct 6 02:07:49 UTC 2005
Jay Camp wrote:
>On Tue, 2005-10-04 at 12:49 -0400, Art Alexion wrote:
>>I was checking my groups and users and found that the cdrom and floppy
>>groups contained the mysterious user, 'hal'. Where did this come from?
>>Is it a security breach?
>hal is the user for the Hardware Abstraction Layer. The account doesn't
>have a password (you can look directly in /etc/shadow to see) so nobody
>can log in as it. It handles automounting removable media (such as
>CD-ROM's, usb keys, etc.) as well in the future of handling other
>devices such as batteries and many other things.
Arthur S. Alexion LLC
arthur [at] alexion [dot] com
sms: 2679725536 [at] messaging [dot] sprintpcs [dot] com
PGP fingerprint: 52A4 B10C AA73 096F A661 92D2 3B65 8EAC ACC5 BA7A
The attachment -- signature.asc -- is my electronic signature; no need for alarm.
Info @ http://mysite.verizon.net/art.alexion/encryption/signature.asc.what.html
Key for signed PDFs available at
The validation string is TTJY-ZILJ-BJJG.
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