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Current issue : #30 | Release date : 1989-12-24 | Editor : Taran King
Phrack Inc. XXX IndexKnight Lightning & Taran King
Network Miscellany IIITaran King
Hacking & TymnetSynthecide
Hacking VM/CMSGoe
The DECWRL Mail GatewayDedicated Link
Decnet Hackola : Remote Turist TTY (RTT)Hobbit
VAX/VMS Fake MailJack T. Tab
Consensual Realities in CyberspacePaul Saffo
The Truth About Lie DetectorsRazor's Edge
Western Union Telex, TWX, and Time ServicePhone Phanatic
Phrack World News XXX Part 1Knight Lightning
Phrack World News XXX Part 2Knight Lightning
Title : Network Miscellany III
Author : Taran King
                                ==Phrack Inc.==

                     Volume Three, Issue 30, File #2 of 12

                            Network Miscellany III
                                 By Taran King

                         With Extra Special Thanks To

                                 Dark OverLord

                               December 24, 1989

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, or CARL, is an on-line service
providing information from its member libraries as well as select information
databases.  The member libraries include Auraria, CU Health Sciences Center, CU
Law Library, Denver Public Library, Denver University, Denver University Law
School, Colorado School of Mines, University of Northern Colorado, University
of Wyoming, Government Publications, plus about five community colleges, Regis
College, Colorado State Publications, State Department of Education, Pikes Peak
Library, MARMOT Library System, and Boulder Public Library.  The information
databases include the following:  UnConver -- Article Access, "Facts,"
Encyclopedia, Metro Denver Facts, Info Colorado, Boston Library Consortium,
Library News, and New Journal Issues.

CARL is available via Telnet at PAC.CARL.ORG ( and is pretty
clear to understand.  The Encyclopedia information database, unfortunately,
requires a valid username on the system.

You can access CompuServe via Telnet through the gateway/concentrator at
CTS.MERIT.EDU ( by typing "CompuServe" at the "Which Host?" prompt.

CTS.MERIT.EDU ( is a Cisco terminal server installed primarily for
users of the Merit computer network in Michigan.  This machine has a bunch of
serial lines going in each direction to/from a Merit Secondary Communications
Processor (SCP), which is the entity that gives you the "Which Host?" prompt.

Some other of the Merit services (like outbound Telnet from "Which Host?") have
been intentionally limited so that they only work within Merit.  Part of this
is apparently for reasons of accountability and security (no random hackers
dialing in and hacking machines in New Zealand) and part is for access control
(ports are scarce and services have costs so they try to limit who uses the
thing to paying customers).

CompuServe bills connections via this link as if it were via Telenet (which is
EXPENSIVE!).  It's an X.25 connection somewhere at a decently fast speed.

If you have particular questions about all of the various services that can be
accessed through Merit, either through the terminal server at CTS.MERIT.EDU
(, Telneting directly into a Merit SCP or PCP, or via dial-up access,
contact merit_computer_network@UM.CC.UMICH.EDU or INFO@MERIT on Bitnet.

For more details about what can be accessed via CTS.MERIT.EDU, stay tuned to
Network Miscellany for part IV in an upcoming issue of Phrack!

Here's an interesting little trick.  Just in case you are on some system
without the ability to report what time it is by a command, connect via Telnet
to port 13 of an Internet Unix system.  This gives you the time and date and
then disconnects.  Some example systems of this include RUTGERS.EDU,
Telnet RUTGERS.EDU 13).

File Transfer Protocol or FTP is a way to transfer data or text files over the
Internet from remote sites.  The only problem is figuring out where something
is that you want to get.

The following is a list of sites accepting anonymous FTP user=anonymous,
password=login.  It was compiled by Jon Granrose with the help of a number of
contributors as well as a couple of lists that had been started.  If you have
any comments, additions, or corrections, mail them to odin@UCSCB.UCSC.EDU or
odin@ucscb.UUCP or 74036.3241@COMPUSERVE.COM.

System name                IP Address      Comments
a.cs.uiuc.edu        TeX, dvi2ps, gif, texx2.7, amiga
accuvax.nwu.edu      PibTerm 4.1.3
ahwahnee.stanford.edu     pcip interface specs
ai.toronto.edu       SunOS4.0 SLIP beta,
                                           R3 xwebster fixes
albanycs.albany.edu     Best of comp.graphics
allspice.lcs.mit.edu     RFC1056 (PCMAIL) stuff, MIT snmp
ames.arc.nasa.gov    pcrrn, gnu grep
arisia.xerox.com     lisp, tcp/ip, IDA sendmail kit
arizona.edu           Icon, SR, SBProlog languages
arthur.cs.purdue.edu      RCS, Purdue tech reports
athena-dist.mit.edu      Hesiod name server, Kerberos, moira
bitsy.mit.edu           MIT worm paper
brownvm.brown.edu  MAC
bu-cs.bu.edu          Telecom
bu-it.bu.edu         Lots of interesting things.
bugs.nosc.mil          Minix
c.isi.edu              info-ibmpc (Tenex)
cadre.dsl.pittsburgh.edu   jove for the Mac
camelot.berkeley.edu   "pmake", yet another parallel make
cayuga.cs.rochester.edu    Xfig, LaTeX style, Jove,
                                           NL-KR mail list
celray.cs.yale.edu     ispell, dictionary
charon.mit.edu         perl+patches, xdvi
cheddar.cs.wisc.edu   Common Lisp stuff, X11 courier fonts
cheops.cis.ohio-state.edu    comp.sources.*, alt.sources
citi.umich.edu        pathalias, (not CITI MacIP), webster
clutx.clarkson.edu     Turbo C stuff, net kit
cmx.npac.syr.edu      Lots of stuff
cod.nosc.mil          birdlist, PCstuff
columbia.edu            NEST network simulation testbed
crocus.waterloo.edu    STEVIE (vi-clone) in /u/grwalter/ftp
cs.cmu.edu          screen, msdos interrupt list, zoo
                                           (in /afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/ralf/pub)
cs.orst.edu          Xlisp
cs.rochester.edu     See cayuga.cs.rochester.edu
cs.utah.edu          A Tour of the Worm, amiga forth
csc.ti.com        Preliminary clx document
cunixc.cc.columbia.edu   MM mailer, Kermit, CAP/KIP
cygnusx1.cs.utk.edu  GCC, MM, Scheme
dartvax.dartmouth.edu    ??
decwrl.dec.com         No FTP; gatekeeper.dec.com
devvax.tn.cornell.edu   tn3270, gated
drizzle.cs.uoregon.edu     raytracing archive (markv)
dsrgsun.ces.cwru.edu     Minix, TOS atariST gcc from bammi
ecla.usc.edu           mg emacs
elbereth.rutgers.edu      /pub
emx.utexas.edu        /net.directory
expo.lcs.mit.edu      a home of X, portable bitmaps
f.ms.uky.edu        Lots of interesting things
flash.bellcore.com    Karn's RFC & IEN coll,
                                           Latest NET bits
ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu   NCSA Telnet source, Mathematica
gatekeeper.dec.com     X11, recipes, cron, map,
                                           Larry Wall stuff
ghostwheel.andrew.cmu.edu      Hershey fonts
giza.cis.ohio-state.edu    X11R3, PEX
gpu.utcs.toronto.edu   Lots of stuff, pd ksh
grape.ecs.clarkson.edu  Opus BBS, ms-dos, graphics
gregorio.stanford.edu       vmtp-ip, ip-multicast
gtss.gatech.edu        amiga rexx stuff
hamlet.caltech.edu     Nansi (VMS)
hanauma.stanford.edu      Vplot graphical system
him1.cc.umich.edu       atari st (cd PC7:)
hipl.psych.nyu.edu   Jove in pub (v4.9 is latest)
hogg.cc.uoregon.edu    NorthWestNet site info
hotel.cis.ksu.edu   XBBS, msdos, U3G toolkit
hubcap.clemson.edu     GIF files, RFCs
husc6.harvard.edu    pcip, appleII archives, uumap copy
                                           and soon the parts of the ucb tahoe
                                           tape that are marked not-at&t
icec.andrew.cmu.edu     CMU Tutor, ICEC
ics.uci.edu           perfect hash function gen., web-to-c
indri.primate.wisc.edu  Macintosh Trans{Skel, Display, Edit}
ix1.cc.utexas.edu     amiga
ix2.cc.utexas.edu     amiga
iuvax.cs.indiana.edu  unix arc et al
j.cc.purdue.edu       c.s. {unix, x, amiga}, elm, uupc
jpl-devvax.jpl.nasa.gov    perl author
june.cs.washington.edu      TeXhax, dviapollo, SmallTalk, web2c
kampi.hut.fi          DES routines (unrestricted)
kolvi.hut.fi          Ham radio (FINLAND)
kuhub.cc.ukans.edu    VMS news
labrea.stanford.edu       dvips, paranoia
lambda.lanl.gov       Toolpack/1 for math sw in f77
lancaster.andrew.cmu.edu     CMU PCIP, RFC1073 telnetd,
                                           RFC1048 bootp
larry.cs.washington.edu      Poker
lbl-csam.arpa         See rtsg.ee.lbl.gov
linc.cis.upenn.edu      psfig for ditroff, TeX
llnl-winken.llnl.gov    comp.sources.misc
louie.udel.edu        net.exe, minix, NORD<>LINK, MH,
m9-520-1.mit.edu       Xim (X image viewer)
maxwell.physics.purdue.edu    /pub/bible.tar.Z
mailrus.cc.umich.edu       This list, unix arc, apollo stuff
megaron.arizona.edu     See arizona.edu
mimsy.umd.edu         declarative languages bib, SLIP
monk.proteon.com   cc:mail to smtp gateway
mordred.cs.purdue.edu      X11R3
ncsuvx.ncsu.edu     Hack, Moria, Empire, Ogre
net1.ucsd.edu         macintosh (tenex)
nic.mr.net           Minnesota Regional Net traffic data
nic.ddn.mil             RFC, other network info in NETINFO:
nis.nsf.net             Merit info, NSFnet Link Letter
nisc.nyser.net        Nysernet, IETF, GOSIP
nl.cs.cmu.edu        Fuzzy Pixmap 0.84 in /usr/mlm/ftp
oddjob.uchicago.edu     NNTP, Sendmail, utils,
                                           Ethernet stuff
omnigate.clarkson.edu     PS maps of the Domain Name system.
parcvax.xerox.com    See arisia.xerox.com
panarea.usc.edu      Archive for "maps"
pawl.rpi.edu         DVI stuff, Atari ST, vi for dos
plains.nodak.edu     ASCII pics, /pub/picture
po1.andrew.cmu.edu    ??
po2.andrew.cmu.edu   ??
postgres.berkeley.edu    University INGRES,
prep.ai.mit.edu      GNU, MIT C Scheme, gnu e?grep
radio.astro.utoronto.ca    UFGATE, msdos, lots
rascal.ics.utexas.edu    KCL, MAXIMA, GCC-386,
                                           BoyerMoore prover
relgyro.stanford.edu      sunrast-to-pc
riacs.edu            SLIP
ringo.rutgers.edu      Omega sources
rtsg.ee.lbl.gov      flex
sally.cs.utexas.edu                        Networking stuff
sbcs.sunysb.edu        sun raster tools
scam.berkeley.edu    X sources, etc.
science.utah.edu    TeX things (tenex)
score.stanford.edu       TexHax, Atari (tenex)
sh.cs.net            Misc
shambhala.berkeley.edu                     xrn
sics.se             Ham radio (SWEDEN)
simtel20.arpa           See wsmr-simtel20.army.mil
spam.istc.sri.com      Gnu, more
sphere.mast.ohio-state.edu   phone (with bugs fixed)
squid.cs.ucla.edu    soc.med.aids
sri-nic.arpa            See nic.ddn.mil
ssyx.ucsc.edu       atari, amiga, gifs
sumex.stanford.edu       mac archives, Mycin (SUN4), imap
sumex-2060.stanford.edu      Old home of mac archives (tenex)
sun.cnuce.cnr.it     atalk, ka9q
sun.soe.clarkson.edu    Packet Driver, X11 fonts, TeX
surya.waterloo.edu   gifs, tiff format, gif2ras
stolaf.edu           news, anime, bitmaps
svax.cs.cornell.edu    TransFig, Fig-FS, NetHack
swan.ulowell.edu     sendmail, amiga, music, c.s. unix
thyme.lcs.mit.edu      SUPDUP
titan.rice.edu        sun-spots, amiga ispell
tmc.edu               FUBBS bbs list
topaz.rutgers.edu     amiga
trantor.harris-atd.com      contool, chuck@%s's tools
trantor.umd.edu        Network Time Protocol(NTP),
trwind.ind.trw.com     Turbo C src for net.exe
tumtum.cs.umd.edu    NeWS pd software
tut.cis.ohio-state.edu    GNU, lots of interesting things
ucbarpa.berkeley.edu   tn3270, pub/4.3
ucbvax.berkeley.edu   nntp, gnews, awm, empire
ucdavis.ucdavis.edu     ??
ucsd.edu             KA9Q archives, packet driver
umn-cs.cs.umn.edu   vectrex, mac, unix-pc
unmvax.unm.edu      getmaps,
unocss.unl.edu        alt.sex, motss
utadnx.cc.utexas.edu     VMS sources (zetaps, laser, sxlps)
uunet.uu.net       usenet archives, much more
ux.acss.umn.edu      usenix 87 archives
uxa.cso.uiuc.edu      mac, pcsig
uxc.cso.uiuc.edu     Games, misc
uxe.cso.uiuc.edu     amiga/Fish disks, PC-SIG 1-499
vax.ftp.com        FTP software, inc.
venera.isi.edu         statspy (NNstat)
venus.ycc.yale.edu     SBTeX
vgr.brl.mil            bsd ping + record route
venera.isi.edu         GNU Chess
watmath.waterloo.edu    Lots of stuff
wsmr-simtel20.army.mil       MS-DOS, Unix, CP/M, Mac, lots!
xanth.cs.odu.edu       c.srcs.{x, unix, misc, games,
                                           amiga}, X10R4
zaphod.ncsa.uiuc.edu   NCSA Telnet source, binaries
z.andrew.cmu.edu       bugfixar + div

This service is provided by the University of California schools.  It is
available via Telnet by connecting to MELVYL.UCOP.EDU (  It basically
provides information searching capabilities and provides literary sources where
the "keyword" that you used may be found.  It is relatively self-explanatory.

By connecting to port 101 on certain Internet systems, you have connected to
the nameserver of that domain.  To get a list of all of the subdomains of the
main domain, type ALL.  A sample system is VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU but be
forewarned that the output from typing ALL is *EXTREMELY* long on this
particular system! (Example: Telnet VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU 101).

For those of you that are still interested in more information on the Public
Access Unix systems that were listed in Network Miscellany II featured in
Phrack 29, here are a few more details.  For specific information concerning
the nodes discussed, refer to the previous article.

For those of you who are not local to a Public Access Unix system, Portal can
be reached via PC-Pursuit for $25 a month and a $10 access fee for "portal"
(off-peak).  For information, contact John Little (jel@CUP.PORTAL.COM).

The Big Electric Cat (dasys1.UUCP) claims to be cheaper than most well-
connected public sites.  They have special billing for "organizational"
accounts if you're interested and their standard rate is $5 a month for an
account (no time restrictions).  The Big Electric Cat offers a superset of the
USENET newsgroups as well as unrestricted mail (!), a simplified set of prompts
for most system functions, games, and several other features

The World (WORLD.STD.COM) in Brookline, MA (Boston) is a Sun4/280 running
Sun/OS 4.0.3 (Unix.)  They offer electronic mail (to most anyplace), USENET,
ClariNet and general Unix access.  They dial UUNET and other sites frequently.

To create an account you just dial (617)739-WRLD (9753) and login as user "new"
(the login prompt gives instructions).  They ask for some info (name, address,
etc.) and a MasterCard or Visa account.

  Rates for The World
  All times are East Coast, USA.

  $25.00 fee, applied to first month's charges.
         8AM-6PM        $8.00/hour (Monday thru Friday)
         6PM-12M        $5.00/hour
         12M-8AM        $2.50/hour
  Weekends and holidays, 8AM-12M, $5/hour.

  Disk Quota
  A "byte" is equivalent to one character of storage.
  A disk block is 1024 bytes.
         First 512 disk blocks              No Charge
         Additional Quota                   $0.01/block/month
                                            (approx. $10/MB/month)
  Note that disk charges are based on your requested disk quota (system imposed
  limit on your usage) and not your actual usage. Disk quota charges are

  Electronic Mail
  No charge for electronic mail between users of The World.  No charge for
  first 512 blocks of mail per month.  $0.01 per block of mail thereafter in
  any given month (approx. $10/MB/month).

  CPU Usage
  In general, they do not charge for these resources for typical accounts
  interested in electronic communications.  Customers who wish to use their
  system for compute or memory intensive applications should contact their
  office for rates.

  Local usage, no charge.  Network usage, no charge at this time.

  Printing And Fax
  To be announced.

  Upload or Download Software
  No additional charge.

This is a service which I, personally, have found to be extremely useful.  If
you need network information on virtually any system, connect to the University
of California at Berkeley Network Information at JADE.BERKELEY.EDU Port 117
(example:  Telnet JADE.BERKELEY.EDU 117).  Once you are logged into the system
automatically, it prompts you for a command or type "?" for a list of commands.
The help menu is relatively easy to understand.  You can get Bitnet network
table listings or Internet numerical addresses or Internet mail exchanger
listings or UUCP node information or UUCP node paths plus more.  It's very
useful in case you're having difficulty sending mail to a particular node from
your own node or if you're trying to connect to a system via FTP or Telnet that
your system doesn't recognize (i.e. get the numerical address from the server
and FTP or Telnet to the numerical address).
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