Understanding the Intent of This Blog

This blog is part of a mandatory requirement to keep bench mark updates as to the progress of our research. Being that the field I am conducting research in is very sensitive in nature, I am not sure how well this blog will function. I can however, state definitively that we will be constructing a Bastion Host or “Box”, and will be letting some the public try their best at gaining root access. Coming from the opposing standpoint (you decipher what that means exactly), it will be an interesting endeavor for me and the other CS students affiliated with the project. I ask that those who read this blog and decide to attempt to gain access, do so with the “Hackers Mindset” and with the appropriate etiquette (which would include submission of a handle for credit to be given and documentation of how the entire attack was preformed). It is rather nice for the IT people to allow for this type of project and it would be appreciated if things went well.