On Sun, 29 Jun 1997, Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers wrote:
On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, Brett wrote:
WAHOO! I am in as Root! And I ain't gonna
tell you what it was!
No one ever doubted it could be done -- physical access to the system unit
gives opportunities to crack root that the best modem connection can't
offer. That's why serious business systems are kept in physically secure
You are 100% correct Ward. This is the major failing of just anybody
trying to setup and run Windows NT as a business server. There's the box
here's my boot disk - Where do you want to go today? 8-)
To enter the machine room where I work I have to
exchange the card-key
that gives me access to the building for one that gives me access to
that room -- and I have to trade back if I want to go outside to smoke
That's cool! Very professional. Do they body search you before you go in
and after you come out? Hmmm... Cigarettes - another thread!
know what the Streaming Tape Drive device is called?
I can boot with this (an old Adaptec SCSI board) installed.
Look in the /dev directory and see what devices are listed containing
strings such mt, rmt etc. Hell, mail me a 'ls -l' of /dev and I can
probably tell you -- some vendor device drivers gave things funny names.
Found it in a cron file. It's called rct0 (I thought I tried that before
I wrote the list- oh well!)
*** CB811 --
(C) Copyright 1986 Computone Systems, Inc.
(C) Copyright 1987, 1988 Texas Instruments Inc.
Computone is best known for multi-port serial boards. These are probably
8-port boards to connect to terminals. What do the connectors on these
boards look like?
?62 pin D-shells? With my eyes - it hard to tell. Smallest row has 20 and
three rows of pins in the *dongle*. That *Dongle* wieghs in at about 7
lbs! I have three dongles and 2 cards for 16 ports. If I had one more
card - 24 9.6k baud modems - I could use up a T1 8-)
Yes, 'SPA' probably stands for 'serial port adapter'.
Aside - What the heck is that shorty card in there? All epoxied up.
Says TI on it. Metal shield. Any ideas?
cartridge tape v2.00[A] (int=3,dma=3,base=00000220)
Is the mechanism a full-size Quarter-inch drive or one of those little
Irwin/CMS type drives?
Don't recognize anything on it that has a name I know. Full 1/4 inch
on a DC600 tape (I now have one blank 8-) Yup - got the tape to work!
Don't try putting a Soundblaster compatible sound
card in that box
without careful setting of jumpers. Then again, Xenix of that era
probably won't support it anyway.
You know I keep hearing about these *SoundBlaster* thingies. What the
heck are they anyway 8-)
All of that looks pretty normal.
Hey if it comes up at all - that's pretty *ab*normal - least around me!
So what utilities are on the machine? Does it have
Development package? (type 'cc' to check). Does it have the Text
Give me some time! I don't think it has much of anything on it. I just
made a list of files and will go thru them today. I could use some file
names (as grep is easy to use 8-)