When you SSH into a remote server, how do you know it's an actual server and not a server emulator?

When you SSH into a remote server, how do you know it's an actual server and not a server emulator?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No such thing as a server emulator.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes there is
      Let's say you ls or lspci and it just spits out a predetermined output, nothing real.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >predetermined output
        that is what ls and lspci do, though. they are commands that read a file/ files that are already predetermined output. Do you think ls is thinking about what files it last remembered when you use the command, maybe making an educated guess? lol

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          this comment was clearly from the peanut gallery.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        $ ls
        ur mum gay
        $ mkdir turd
        $ cd turd
        $ ls
        ur mum gay
        hmm, you're right

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can you reformulate the question

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine_escape

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do you know you are not posting on a IQfy emulator just now?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Akshually, it is IQfy . . .

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >IQfy
        who?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not anymore, IQfy redirects back to IQfy for some time now

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dumb thread created by clueless moron

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's simple. I ask a basement-dwelling nerd and he tells it to me for free using his nerdy expertise since he does not have anything better to do anyway. Then, I beat him up. LOL!

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    actually it usually is a server emulator

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the first time you ssh you need to confirm that the key is right and then its fingerprinted

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      which still doesn't stop someone with root access from stealing ssh_host_*_key and spoofing new server that will pass this check

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Right answer

      which still doesn't stop someone with root access from stealing ssh_host_*_key and spoofing new server that will pass this check

      If the box is compromised then they could literally just do whatever mischief they were planning to do directly on the box. Trust-on-first-use is not to defend against a compromised box, it's to fight against MITM attacks.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My ssh key works
    If it didn't validate it would show an error

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When you wake up in the morning, how do you know you woke up in real life and not in a dream?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because of urination

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you don't feel pain in your sleep

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        haha silly homosexual
        ask anyone over the age of 40 if that's true

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because I immediately start seething.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      when you're in a dream you never question whether you're in a dream or not
      once you woke up you realize "wait that was a dream"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        so you never question being awake is what you're saying?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          in real world you question
          in a dream, you don't, all you do is acting the role according to the scenario of the dream you're currently having
          dream is like a novel, the characters do not question whether they're just a novel character or not

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    LMAOOO THIS homieS DREAMS ARE PRIMITIVE!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you can't change the plot of your dream, gay

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        stop projecting your inferior mind Black person

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yes you can with enough training

          stop larping gays, nobody's gonna buy it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >my brain is rotten and Black person-like herefore yours is too
            nice one

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes you can with enough training

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what a useless thread

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Typical fake server shill

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why does the distinction matter? have you ever bought a VPS?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Philosophizing aside- In reality, Virtual Machines have signatures you can detect. Maybe operating system files are organized in a tell-tale way, or there may be edge cases where things work differently in that environment than on a "native" operating system.

    With enough knowledge of the quirks, you could determine whether or not you have logged on to a virtual machine, what type of virtual machine it is, and perhaps even break containment into the host system.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if it has all server qualities, it ls when you ls, it rsync when you rsync. does it matter if it is a real server or an emulated one?
    if there is a way to know if it is emulated or not then it is not a good emulator

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >if there is a way to know if it is emulated or not then it is not a good emulator
      it depends on the goal of the emulator
      most vps's/containers and the like do not attempt to conceal what they are, as that's not a design goal
      sometime you do want to conceal this, and some VM's have options to help with concealing certain things, for the purpose of for example, avoiding VM detection from software which is licensed differently depending on if you're using it in a VM or not, security/anti-cheat software which refuses to run in a VM since the host would be able to access the VM's memory without such software being able to notice, and so on

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