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Old 01-03-2007
Question Wrong 'uname' )

Hi !
I heard that root can modify the uname -command, so it will show the wrong kernel version.
Is it true? can you tell more about this /give links ?
system: linux/*bsd.

thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 01-03-2007
wow! looking at uname's manual page it seems like we can only display not set value ... but im definetly interested too on how we can achieve that Smilie
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Old 01-03-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by DCrystal
Hi !
I heard that root can modify the uname -command, so it will show the wrong kernel version.
Is it true? can you tell more about this /give links ?
system: linux/*bsd.

thanks in advance

Yes you can change this. you have to use setname.

quick introduction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uname



Regards,
Johan Louwers. http://www.terminalcult.org
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Old 01-03-2007
Quote:
gentoo ~ # setname
bash: setname: command not found
gentoo ~ #
i haven't such program (?)
# 5  
Old 01-03-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by DCrystal
i haven't such program (?)
It is not a part of all UNIX distributions so it could very well be that you do not have it...



Regards,
Johan Louwers. http://www.terminalcult.org
# 6  
Old 01-03-2007
and what to do?
# 7  
Old 01-03-2007
You could also change these lines at the top of your makefile.

Code:
VERSION = 2
PATCHLEVEL = 6
SUBLEVEL = 17
EXTRAVERSION = -gentoo-r9
NAME=Crazed Snow-Weasel

 

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