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Re: Name Space

by /dev/null (Chaplain)
on Sep 04, 2002 at 17:52 UTC ( #195143=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Name Space

The name I chose (/dev/null) is known as the "BlackHole of UNIX" As a UNIX administrator I find this device very useful. What more can one say besides... How cool is that?

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Re2: Name Space
by blakem (Monsignor) on Sep 05, 2002 at 02:12 UTC
    You wouldn't happen to be the /dev/null responsible for the The Internet Worm of 1988, would you?
    The worm mimics a remote SMTP connection, feeding in /dev/null as the name of the sender
    It's the only other time I can recall seeing /dev/null used as a moniker. ;-)


      No, but I read about that guy in "The Cuckoo's Egg". You should check that book out if you haven't yet. One of the best "computer geek" books I've ever read.

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