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Old 02-17-2009, 04:21 AM
Dan Corcaci
 
Default ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 54, Issue 174

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Today's Topics:

***1. Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection (Dotan Cohen)
***2. Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection (Nils Kassube)
***3. Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection (Bill Moseley)
***4. flashplugin-nonfree installed but fails to display the video
* * * (Jay Ridgley)
***5. Re: heads up, folks: random vnc (remote desktop) attempts
* * * (Chris Mohler)
***6. Re: heads up, folks: random vnc (remote desktop) attempts (H.S.)
***7. Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection (Cameron Hutchison)
***8. Re: heads up, folks:
random vnc (remote desktop) attempts
* * * (Norberto Bensa)
***9. Re: heads up, folks: random vnc (remote desktop) attempts (H.S.)
* 10. WEP on wireless (scott)
* 11. Re: Pidgin Question on Ubuntu 8.04 (Ashish Vijaywargiya)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:11:45 +0200
From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,*** not for general discussions"
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2009/2/17 Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org>:
> Hotplug, udev, hal, or gnome-volume-manger?
>
>
> When I plug in a USB drive a Nautilus window opens automatically.
> For a specific usb drive I instead want a script to run (to run
> rsync).
>
> I can add a udev rule:
>
> KERNEL=="sd?1", ATTRS{serial}=="SNDK4CC844257C401401", ACTION=""
>* * ***SYMLINK+="backup",
>* * ***RUN+="/home/bill/backup.sh"
>
>
and that script will run, but it seems to happen before the drive is
> mounted.* I thought maybe I needed to work with gnome-volume-manger
> but that doesn't seem to be used in Intrepid.
>
> So, I'm a bit confused how the parts fit together.
>
> What I want is to have the drive mounted like it normally is, then run
> a script and then umount the drive.* And for a bonus pop-up a window
> to DISPLAY 0:0 saying the rsync was complete.
>
> Seems pretty basic.
>
> Anyone done this?
>

I've not tried it, but have the script wait a bit:
sleep 10

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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 23:47:32 +0100
From: Nils Kassube <kassube@gmx.net>
Subject: Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <200902162347.32457.kassube@gmx.net>
Content-Type: text/plain;* charset="utf-8"

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2009/2/17 Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org>:
> > What I want is to have the drive mounted like it normally is, then
> > run a script and then umount the drive.* And for a bonus pop-up a
> > window to DISPLAY 0:0 saying the rsync was complete.
>
> I've not tried it, but have the script wait a bit:
> sleep 10

Or let the script mount the drive.


Nils



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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:52:15 -0800
From: Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org>
Subject: Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection
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On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:47:32PM +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > 2009/2/17 Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org>:
> > > What I want is to have the drive mounted
like it normally is, then
> > > run a script and then umount the drive.* And for a bonus pop-up a
> > > window to DISPLAY 0:0 saying the rsync was complete.
> >
> > I've not tried it, but have the script wait a bit:
> > sleep 10
>
> Or let the script mount the drive.

That's what I'm doing and it works fine.* The Script is pretty
trivial, really.

It's still getting mounted by gnome (I assume) after the script runs.
That's the part I'm wondering about -- how to stop that from happening
for this specific thumb drive.

Thanks.

--
Bill Moseley
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Sent from my iMutt




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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:44:43 -0600
From: Jay Ridgley <jridgley2@austin.rr.com>
Subject: flashplugin-nonfree installed but fails to display the video
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <4999FA6B.6040608@austin.rr.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Folks,

I have reinstalled the flashplugin-nonfree but it still fails to play
the video, the sound does play however.

When I look at the installed plugins I also notice that there are 2
versions of shockwave flash installed. However, there is no reference to
flashplayer. How should
it appear in the list?

Where do I go from here??

Cheers,
Jay

--


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Registered Ubuntu User ID - 23320




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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 17:45:48 +1800
From: Chris Mohler <cr33dog@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: heads up, folks: random vnc (remote desktop) attempts
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,*** not for general discussions"
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On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 4:09 PM, H.S. <hs.samix@gmail.com> wrote:
> Norberto Bensa wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM, H.S. <hs.samix@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So the remote user first has to expect to get the desktop, on the right
>>> OS (windows,
mac, Linux), the right kernel and architecture and without
>>> the security updates to get into the system to fiddle with rootkits.
>>
>> Yeah. Pretty much 99.995% of the computers around the world. Scary eh? :-)
>>
>
> I was just thinking that the person has to be extremely suspicious if
> some slackness is found in VNC configuration on Windows than on, say, a
> FreeBSD or a GNU/Linux system.

A false sense of security there, IMO.* What's to prevent installing
some software in ~/.something/somewhere or /tmp/somewhere that's doing
<insert_something_dodgy_here>?* Maybe listening on certain ports,
scanning your LAN for other targets, sending spam, logging keystrokes,
etc.* Even without getting rooted, leaving VNC (or any other network
service) wide-open is a recipe for disaster - regardless of
OS.

Chris



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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 19:23:31 -0500
From: "H.S." <hs.samix@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: heads up, folks: random vnc (remote desktop) attempts
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <gnd023$ebb$1@ger.gmane.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Chris Mohler wrote:

>
> A false sense of security there, IMO.* What's to prevent installing

Of course. I agree.

> some software in ~/.something/somewhere or /tmp/somewhere that's
doing

BTW, on a related note, can't one take away execute permissions from
/tmp for added security?


> <insert_something_dodgy_here>?* Maybe listening on certain ports,
> scanning your LAN for other targets, sending spam, logging keystrokes,
> etc.* Even without getting rooted, leaving VNC (or any other network
> service) wide-open is a recipe for disaster - regardless of OS.

Yes, totally agree here too. I found this to be interesting:
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/469092836/m/264004244831


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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:25:40 -0000
From: Cameron Hutchison <lists@xdna.net>
Subject: Re: Run script on USB thumb drive connection
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <66c1.499a0404.485b7@getafix.xdna.net>

Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org> writes:

>It's still getting mounted by gnome (I assume) after the script
runs.
>That's the part I'm wondering about -- how to stop that from happening
>for this specific thumb drive.

I use the following to stop auto-mounting of my hot-swap backup hard
drives:

I have created the file /etc/hal/fdi/policy with the following contents:

Adjust the UUIDs for your case.

---8<---
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->

<!--
* System policy to not automount the backup disks.
-->
<deviceinfo version="0.2">

* <!-- Backup disc 1 - Seagate ST3160811AS 7200.9 160GB -->
* <device>
* * <match key="volume.uuid" string="854a1d9e-916d-46af-9ba3-ae0fab3644ab">
* * * <merge key="volume.ignore" type="bool">true</merge>
* * </match>
* </device>

* <!-- Backup disc 2 - Seagate ST3160811AS 7200.9 160GB
-->
* <device>
* * <match key="volume.uuid" string="cd630507-37dd-46e8-9bdd-33fdbd0edf42">
* * * <merge key="volume.ignore" type="bool">true</merge>
* * </match>
* </device>

</deviceinfo>
---8<---





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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:40:35 -0200
From: Norberto Bensa <nbensa@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: heads up, folks: random vnc (remote desktop) attempts
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On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:23 PM, H.S. <hs.samix@gmail.com> wrote:
> BTW, on a related note, can't one take away execute permissions from
> /tmp for added security?

You could make it a separate partition, and mount it noexec; /home
should also be noexec, nodev, nosuid. You should also mount /usr ro.
That said, you need a balance. You want a secured box or an
usable
one?


> http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/469092836/m/264004244831

Just don't run VNC or any other service if don't need it. And if you
do, please, secure it and monitor it.

Regards,
Norberto



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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:35:51 -0500
From: "H.S." <hs.samix@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: heads up, folks: random vnc (remote desktop) attempts
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <gnd49o$pa0$1@ger.gmane.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Norberto Bensa wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:23 PM, H.S. <hs.samix@gmail.com> wrote:
>> BTW, on a related note, can't one take away execute permissions from
>> /tmp for added security?
>
> You could make it a separate partition, and mount it noexec; /home

I seem to have some faint memory that /tmp is used by apt and needs to
be non-noexec. But I cannot recall for certain.


> should also be noexec, nodev, nosuid. You should also mount /usr ro.
> That said, you need a balance. You want a secured box or an usable
> one?
>
>
>> http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/469092836/m/264004244831
>
> Just don't run VNC or any other service if don't need it. And if you
> do, please, secure it and monitor it.

Sure. But how do monitor it? It (vino) doesn't appear to leave any logs
at all!




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Message: 10
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:21:55 -0500
From: scott <redhowlingwolves@nc.rr.com>
Subject: WEP on
wireless
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

I just got my old wireless -B card working and was wondering what
exactly I need to edit to get my WEP key working. I know WEP is next to
useless but at least it isn't wide open. Plus it's the only encryption
this card supports.

So until I get a new card, anyone know how to accomplish this? The card
is an old lynksys wpc11 ver.4. I'm also using wicd on 8.10. Gnome desktop.

Thanks in advance,
Scott



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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:44:31 +0530
From: Ashish Vijaywargiya <vijaywargiya.ashish@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Pidgin Question on Ubuntu 8.04
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Thanks.

--
Ashish

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:46 PM, NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 02/16/2009 02:24 AM, Ashish Vijaywargiya wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am using Pidgin 2.5.4 with Ubuntu 8.04.
>> Everything is working fine but on each new message it shows Yellow
>> Smiley Icon in the Gnome Panel and I am finding myself difficult to
>> see that.
>> Although in the Pidin 2.4.1 it was displaying Orange color in the
>> Gnome Panel and that's what I liked most.
>>
>> Can I do the same thing in the Pidgin 2.5.4 version ?
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> --
>> Ashish
>>
>
> Tools|Preferences|Smiley
Themes|None
>
>
>
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