Ghost machine

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Name of Task: Ghost machine, or, Who you gonna call?

People Involved: Eli Ramthun (past), Laurence Ruberl

Date Started: Aug 13, 2018


Description is a ghost: detectable but not responsive to natural stimuli, haunting us.

That IP address responds to pings but is in other ways not accessible.

Thanks to Eli Ramthun for the ghost metaphor.


A ping flood (ping -f) on the cluster network seemed to show it in al-salam.

Accessing the ip in a web browser from the cluster network shows it to apparently be a firmware management page for a SuperMicro machine with the default password and username working. We don't know specifics of which machine whose firmware we are accessing.

Date Last Updated: 8/27/18