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Re: sending message from unix to windows

by logan (Curate)
on Feb 03, 2004 at 18:50 UTC ( #326284=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to sending message from unix to windows

Forgive my paranoia, but considering how often Messenger is used for nefarious purposes (spam. Every 10 minutes.) compared to how often it's used for legitimate purposes (I'm still waiting), I want to hear some background on what you're planning on doing before I agree to help.

"What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

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Re: Re: sending message from unix to windows
by waswas-fng (Curate) on Feb 03, 2004 at 19:32 UTC
    Are you really worried about the OP (who can't google for smbclient) writing an efficient messenger service spammer with perl? With the amount of work he went through for his original post, he would be lucky to make his loop break out of his local network. =)

    Also I have very little sympathy for people that can't figure out how to turn off the service or block it with their router -- maybe the messenger spam will annoy them enough to get them to stop using their computer before they end up clicking on the next worm that hits their inbox. =)

    Sorry I am so cynical today, between EMC and Lotus Notes I am very frustrated.

      Close. I was worried that we had someone was going to write an INefficient messenger service spammer with perl. Specifically, one that was destined to be used in a cruel or stupid prank. Imagine a 12-year-old who just heard about a new way to send untraceable messages on the school network. Now imagine the content of the messages: "Korn Rulez! Britney Sux!" "Suzy Wilson's a slut!" "Bobby Cantwell's a dork!" "There's a bomb in the library. -Osama bin Ladin"

      Morover, I've never actually seen the Messenger service used for the purpose for which it was intended.

      "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

        We use it here to notify users when low priority HSM recalls happen from tape on old old files. They access it via samba shares and a window pops up saying that the file is being restored from tape, please wait 15 minutes and try accessing it again. =)

        We use it exactly like we used to use wall on unix: to alert people of an impending reboot of something or other. ("Exchange server reboot in 5 minutes. Please log off!")

        The 6th Rule of Perl Club is -- There is no Rule #6.

Re: Re: sending message from unix to windows
by Avtar (Initiate) on Feb 04, 2004 at 09:58 UTC
    A cron job runs on unix every minute which detects locks on a unique row between 2 Oracle users. The script hanging off the cron job detects the IP address of the 2 PC's. The 2 oracle users causing the lock will be sent a message informing them the name of the other locking user and also inform them that 1 of them has to discard their changes.

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