legality of filesystem greps


Steve Elias (spdcc!eli@bbn.com)
8 Nov 88 01:01:59 GMT


> glr@WHEATIES.AI.MIT.EDU (Jerry Roylance) writes:

>>So the first step might be to (quietly) grep unix filesystems for

 bob@allosaur.cis.ohio-state.edu (Bob Sutterfield) writes:

>This would yield circumstantial evidence, at best.
>Any information found this way would be obtained illegally, at worst,
>unless you have a search warrant against a specific user's files.

        do you consider Cornell's search of Morris' files to be illegal?
        did Cornell CCS or a department sysadm conduct such a search?
        (the press did report this.)

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