Recipes for automatically starting deschall (different OSes)

Nelson Minar (
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 19:09:03 -0400

Can someone tell a Unix hack how to set up deschall so it starts when
our Win95 or WinNT machines boot up?

More broadly, would someone care to set up a web page that explains,
in simple recipe terms, how to get deschall to start up on different
operating systems? I've got a nice SysVInit-style script here, written
for Redhat Linux 4.1 but should work for other Unix systems. It
strikes me that collecting these instructions would help people out.

Here's my script:

#! /bin/sh
# <> quick hack up to start deschall nicely as user
# nobody, nice 19, and do logging.
# more info on deschall is at


case "$1" in
if [ -e $DESCHALL ]; then
echo "Starting deschall to crack DES"
# ensure there's a logfile
if [ ! -e $LOGFILE ]; then
touch $LOGFILE
chown nobody $LOGFILE
echo >> $LOGFILE
echo -n 'Starting deschall at ' >> $LOGFILE
date >> $LOGFILE
# start the cracker as user nobody, nice 19
su -c "exec nice -19 $DESCHALL >> $LOGFILE 2>&1 &" nobody
# nothing here..
echo "Usage: deschall.init {start|stop}"
exit 1

exit 0