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Attempting to access my colleague's NFS directory on his VM, don't know the VM's IP address, hostname or password:

- 2 minutes with nmap to narrow the possible IPs down to ~30

- Ping each and look for the one with a Dell MAC prefix as the rest of us have been upgraded to Lenovo. Find 2 of these, one for the host and one for the virtual machine.

- Try to SSH to each, the one accepting a connection is the Linux VM

- Attempt login as root with the default password, no dice. Decide it's a lost cause.

- Go to get a cup of tea, walk past his desk.

- PostIt note with his root password 😶

FYI this was all allowed by my manager as he had unpushed critical changes that we needed for the release that day.

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