Bug in smbclient

Steve steve at stevenet.olafsolutions.com
Sun Oct 1 16:51:21 GMT 2000

Yeah that guy is right. I wouldn't go into his drive neither. 

But on the other hand...  just leave him and few directories on his drive
and make the dir name a message to him saying "Unshare your drives"
or something like "You have a virus, Remove it".

Thats much simpler than find his email address.


On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Urban Widmark wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> > I'd like to alert some of these folks that have been infected wih
> > the Qaz virus that they are infected.  I thought that this could
> > be a simple matter, *if* they were opening sharing their C: drives.
> > 
> > I found at least a couple of infected hosts that are indeed sharing
> > C:, so I used smbclient to attach to one of them.
> > 
> > Now I need to get this guy's e-mail address, so that I can mail him
> > a message, telling him he's infected with Qaz.
> > 
> > I think that I fugured out where his e-mail address might be stashed
> > on his disk drive.  It looks like he's got Netscape installed, and so
> > I surmize that his e-mail address is probably stashed in some preferences
> > file, somewhere in the vicinity of:
> > 
> >      C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\
> > 
> > I'd like to go snooping around in that directory, and see if I could
> > find it, but there's a problem... smbclient doesn't seem to grasp the
> > fact that nowadays, filenames on Windows can contain spaces.  Thus, I
> > can't even `cd' into the `Program Files' directory!  Humph.
> > 
> > Have any of you got a fix for this?
> smb: \> cd "Program Files"
> should work.
> It's not very nice to connect to someones shares without them giving
> permission. The fact that the shares are left wide open doesn't mean that
> they want to invite the world. I sometimes forget to lock the front door
> when I go out, that does not give you permission to go "snooping
> around" in my directories.
> Do you really need to find out who it is? Can't you check who owns that
> IP# (range, domain) and ask them to notify the user?
> /Urban

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