Re: [SLUG] Have I been hacked !!!

From: Andrew M Hoerter (
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 00:03:55 EDT

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Maureen L. Thomas wrote:

> DSL. Usually when I work my two days I unplug the power to the modem.
> I forgot theses past two days and when I opened up my shell it had at
> the prompt the following"
> maureen@wbar17 maureen> instead of the usual maureen@localhost
> maureen> if I disconnect the power from the modem it goes back to the
> localhost id.

My guess is you're running a DHCP client on your system, and it's changing
the hostname based on the lease it receives from a DHCP server. Hence
your shell prompt (generated from the hostname) changes as well.

There's probably a way to change this behavior in the DHCP client
configuration, but I don't know what that would be offhand. Hopefully
this points you in the right direction though.

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