[Samba] Hackers on my Web server

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Thu Mar 3 17:58:41 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: JLB [mailto:jlb at twu.net]

> I believe you mean "cracked".
> Please don't confuse "crackers" with "hackers".

I think you lost that debate a long time ago.  From www.m-w.com:

Main Entry: hack·er
Pronunciation: 'ha-k&r
Function: noun
1 : one that hacks
2 : a person who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity <a
tennis hacker>
3 : an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer
4 : a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with
information in a computer system

Main Entry: crack·er
Pronunciation: 'kra-k&r
Function: noun
1 chiefly dialect : a bragging liar : BOASTER
2 : something that makes a cracking or snapping noise: as a : FIRECRACKER b
: the snapping end of a whiplash : SNAPPER c : a paper holder for a party
favor that pops when the ends are pulled sharply
3 plural : NUTCRACKER
4 : a dry thin crispy baked bread product that may be leavened or unleavened
5 a usually disparaging : a poor usually Southern white b capitalized : a
native or resident of Florida or Georgia -- used as a nickname
6 : the equipment in which cracking (as of petroleum) is carried out

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