OFF-TOPIC but ... you will laugh !!
pauls at utdallas.edu
Thu Nov 3 10:02:39 PST 2005
--On Wednesday, November 02, 2005 21:17:27 -0700 "Moffatt, Chris"
<cmoffatt at ilanw.com> wrote:
> It is a reserved word from the DOS days (like "prn") I think it stands
> for "console"
> Actually, you can't create a folder named:
> CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7,
> COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9
I have seen folders with those names. The "taggers" like to use them when
they break in to Windoze boxes, because they're a PITA to get rid of,
unless you know how.
It's just not possible to create folders with those names the "normal" way.
*Anything* is possible on *any* OS if you know what you're doing and how to
get around the restrictions that are in place.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
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