More How to Explore
the Insides of Internet Computers -- from your Browser!
Figure 9. Another FTP directory listing using Netscape under
When you see something like this, you have hit serious pay
dirt. If you ever see a directory named /etc, you can make your
friends' hair stand on end. This tells you that you are inside
a Unix type computer. On all Unix systems, the directory
/etc contains critical system configuration information.
Click on /etc, and voila, we get:
Figure 10: Looking inside the directory for crucial systems configuration
information using Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows 98.
This shows only two files, group and passwd. If you can see
the directory /etc from your browser, you should be able to read
the files group and passwd.
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