They give you a username/password to login with ssh and then it puts you in a restricted shell. all commands are disabled except for 'tee' and 'ls'. I am able to run things like 'set IFS=/' and have it accept that, but anything like 'set PATH=/bin/sh' will fail because they are read only. I have managed to break out of the shell a few times by pasting arbitrary code in there, but it doesn't seem to work with any regularity. I have been Googling for what seems like days to try to find something that will work 100% of the time, but I haven't found anything yet.
I can't run 'man' and then try to break out because that's disabled. I can't run 'vi', 'scp', etc, etc.
Does anyone know a better way to make it out of a restricted shell? I'm stumped here.