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Figure 9. Another FTP directory listing using Netscape under Windows 98.

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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