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NYbill does a quick episode to mention there are new Over the Wire, Bandit levels out.

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NYbill does a quick episode to mention there are new Over the Wire, Bandit levels out.

http://overthewire.org/wargames/bandit/bandit0.html

Original Episode:

http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2138


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-12-03T15:20:36Z by Ken Fallon

Use the website

You are Supposed to read the website at the start of the next level.

Comment #2 posted on 2018-12-03T21:37:29Z by NYbill

Huh?

I'm not sure what you mean here, Ken. Its not a question... if its a statement, I do read the website at the start of the next level.

BTW, if anyone got up to 27 last time. Well, they changed 26. So, there is a nice extra bit of challenge to that level now too.

Currently stumped on 32... for 3 days now. :P

Good fun!

Comment #3 posted on 2018-12-04T05:43:35Z by Ken Fallon

I took it to be a hacking challange

So I approached it from the point of view that this was a system we needed to access and had to figure out the answer without clues. I don't know where I got this idea, but I thought I heard someone explain it like that. "If you get stuck then go to the website".

So I was stuck on six for a long time as a result.

Now at 11. The problem now I searched for "some tool I know I need" plus "something I need to answer". The result was obvious but I now feel like I cheated. So am deciding if I should come up with another solution ?

Comment #4 posted on 2018-12-04T21:12:29Z by NYbill

Webpage

Ah I see. I always referred to the Over the Wire link I put in above.

There really isn't any other way to know what is expected of you for the level. Some levels leave you in an empty home dir. Some Levels you need info from the OTW page you'll copy/paste in.

Yes, I bet you were having quite a hard time without reading that!

I know I said, if you get really stuck, there are web sites out there with full bandit solutions on them. But, I don't feel reading the OTW web site for the level goal, then researching commands or tools to solve it on your own is cheating.

How else did we all learn any of this stuff. Figure out what needs to be done, and how a thing works, then manipulate it! Hacking. ;)

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