Bryan Seeds

21Oct/090

SmashTheStack.org IO Level-2

This post is to show how I completed the smashthestack.org's first episode io level 2 challenge.

*Update* It has been stated that this post is verbatim to deadc0de's prior blog posting on the net, and to respect this author you may also want to read his solution and article here.

*Note* This post assumes you have basic knowledge of shell commands, linux x86 assembler, C programming, disassembly, and the GNU Compiler Collection.

Open any SSH Client and connect with :

host : io.smashthestack.org -p 2224
user : level2
pass : <found from level 1>

Once logged in, you will see the MOTD and the basic instructions.  Change directories to appropriate one (levels).

level1@io:~$ cd /levels

14Sep/090

Slackware 12.2+Ruby on Rails

This morning I wanted to setup RoR on my slackware bawx to create some RAD stuff, so of course the first place I looked was Google and found a link to Chip Cuccio's tutorial on setting up the environment in Slackware12.2, great!  However, I didn't want to hand compile everything as he had mentioned, since this is on my development workstation and I have lots of other pre-configured servers running already, plus I knew I already had most the components installed, so I then turned my attention to SlackBuilds.org to locate some slackbuild scripts.  After a quick search located and downloaded all the components I needed for a successful install! w00t w00t!  Below is just a quick thrown together howto to show how I did it.

29Aug/090

CodeIgniter a PHP Framework

After searching around for a good PHP framework to produce rapid web applications for clients, I had come across CodeIgniter's solution.  From my intial exposure last year to now, this framework has proven time and again to be an asset in assisting me to get jobs done.  Out of the box it has database abstraction, MVC architecture,  optimized PHP 5 object-orientation, superb documentation, and a great community.  This framework has won me over, even with my anti-framework attitude.  After trying to find flaws and pulling the code base apart, finally I gave in.  This is a tool added to my belt for sure.

29Aug/090

Slackware 13.0 Released!

This morning I found out Slackware 13.0 was released! Woohoo! I currently use 12.2 and have been an avid slacker since version 7.0 way back in `99.  Wow a decade has passed since then, and my OS offers 64-bit now! Makes me really excited and also makes me feel old. =)

So I will be put some more posts up on this, especially my experiences with it when I take it for a test run, until next time ...

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29Aug/090

SmashTheStack.org IO Level-1

After discovering from KOrUPt the WarGaming network smasthestack.org, I have been addicted ever since!  This network takes all the challenge's of computer software security and encodes it into a highly volatile molotov cocktail of programmer's bliss.  If you desire high level thinking mixed with low level programming or are interested in reversing some code, this has your name written all over it!

Now that I'm done being excited, lets just rip into the first episode (IO) first level (Level1) of this madness.

*Note* This post assumes you have basic knowledge of shell commands, linux x86 assembler, C programming, disassembly, and the GNU Compiler Collection.

Open any SSH Client and connect with :

host : io.smashthestack.org -p 2224
user : level1
pass : leve 1

Once logged in, you will see the MOTD and the basic instructions.  Change directories to appropriate one (levels).