Position & proposal
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 12:37:56 -0400
> From: Paul Prescod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Position & proposal
> Date: Thursday, 05 June, 1997 05:46
> Seems like an artificial distinction to me. Didn't MIT run machines at
> one point that anyone from the Internet could log into and make changes
> to -- a remote hacking machine? Was that "production" or "development"?
> I maintain machines like that myself -- multiple users but it is well
> known that it can crash at any time.
> Paul Prescod
ITS had that property. You could map anyone's address space into
your own, or watch take over their tty remotely. It worked nicely until
a young MIT hacker abused it enough to have them install a new just
This new hack gave the illusion that you were remotely modifying
the other address space while in fact you were doing nothing. I
won't name the young hacker, but Greenblatt refers to the solution
as ``the Sussman hack''