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small problem seting up jumpstart

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I have a central jumpstart server delivering Solaris 8 , 9 & 10 to the engineering workshop. Its recently been upgraded from an Ultra 2 to a V20z running Solaris 10 x86.

A colleague came over a problem with the Solaris 8 add_install_client, producing adb errors. On closer observation the add_install_client incorrectly parses output from the ifconfig command, but only when zones are running. ifconfig list which zone owns the interface and this what Solaris 8 add_install_client script fails to cope with.

Workaround, make the following changes in blue at line number 1939 to add_install_client
read inet ipaddr netmask mask broadcast broadaddr
if [ "${ifname}" = "lo0:" ]; then
continue;
fi
if [ "$inet" = "zone" ]; then
# Found an interface dedicated to a local zone.
# Read in the real "inet" line and continue.
read inet ipaddr netmask mask broadcast broadaddr
continue;
fi



Junk mail with free USB pendrive loaded with malware

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I've got to worry about this attack. My MD was sent a USB pendrive in a box with corporate literature from "Tune-into-it.com". Unusually :-D the literature didn't express what Tune-into-it.com does, so my MD trashed the literature and kept the pen drive for later viewing. Today he viewed the USB pendrive and instantly the Trend Anti Virus found
TROJ_SMALL.EAK in "AutoSvr.exe"PE_Chir.B in "IT Newsletter PC.exe"

Now what worries me is was either a,
A targeted attack aimed my MD.A attack against my company.
or a mass junkmail attack.Or Tune-into-it.com is vaild company and have unfortunately been infected with a virus.
Either way it was well funded with glossy corporate literature, USB pendrive with Tune-into-it.com printed on it and sent in the post!. Check their website, it looks professional but doesn't tell you what they actually do!

Unfortunately I didn't get to the pendrive before it was formatted and blanked by a colleague. Just goes t…