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TUCoPS :: Antique Systems :: primos3.txt

More on hacking Primos




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=       BY NANUK OF THE NORTH         =
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PREFACE
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VERY LITTLE HAS BEEN WRITTEN ON THE PRIMOS SYSTEM AND SO IT IS THE PURPOSE OF
THIS FILE TO PROVIDE SOME USEFULL INFORMATION ON THIS TYPE OF SYSTEM.

THE FOLLOWING NOTATION WILL BE USED..

<CR> CARRIAGE RETURN, RETURN OR ENTER (CHR$(13))

^ A CONTROL CHARACTER LIKE ^C (BREAK, RUN STOP, OR CHR$(3))

HOW TO TELL A PRIMOS SYSTEM
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A PRIMOS SYSTEM CAN BE RECOGNISED BY ITS UNUSUAL PROMPT

ER!

AND ITS UNUSUAL ERROR MESSAGE

INVALID COMMAND "HELP". (LOGO$CP)

ALL "PRIMENET" SYSTEMS ARE PRIMOS

LOGGING ON
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TO LOG ON TO A PRIMOS SYSTEM HIT ANY TWO KEYS AND <CR> THE SYSTEM WILL THEN
RESPOND

LOGIN PLEASE.

ER!

YOU MUST THEN TYPE AT THE PROMPT


ER! LOGIN (LOG HEADING)

THE FOLLOWING BACK DOORS TO LOGIN MAY BE FOUND IN MANY PRIMOS SYSTEMS

ER! LOGIN GAMES

ER! LOGIN DEMO

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY

ER! LOGIN SYSTEM

LOGIN SYSTEM WILL USUALLY LOG YOU IN AS THE SYSTEM OPERATOR!

USUALLY IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THE SYSTEM THIS WILL HELP YOU FIND A VALID
LOGIN HEADING... LIKE THE NAME OF THE SYSTEM ETC.



USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS
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AT THIS POINT MOST SYSTEMS WILL BEGIN RUNNING A SOFTWARE PACKAGE OF SOME
KIND... THE PASSWORDS TO MOST SUCH PACKAGES ARE A MAXIMUM OF 6 CHARACTERS. AT
THIS POINT ON MANY OF THE LESS UPDATED SYSTEMS A PASSWORD IS NOT NECISSARY
JUST
TYPE ^C AND THE SYSTEM WLL RESPOND LIKE THIS...

PASSWORD:^C END OF FILE.

ER!

 IF THE SYSTEM IS AN UPDATED ONE THEN ^C AT THIS POINT WILL SIMPLY CAUSE THE
SYSTEM TO ISSUE A LINEFEED AND REPEAT ITSELF. IN THAT CASE YOU WILL NEED TO
HACK OUT A VALID PASSWORD.



BREAKING THE SYSTEM
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 IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GET IN WITH A PASSWORD YOU WILL AT THIS POINT STILL NEED
TO
BREAK THE SYSTEM AT THE FIRST AVAILABLE PROMPT. AGAIN IT WILL THEN RESPOND...More[n,Y,=]           

END OF FILE.

ER!

 YOU HAVE NOW GAINED ACCESS TO THE OPERATING SYSTEM.



PRIMOS COMMANDS
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 THE PRIMOS COMMANDS ARE DIFFICULT AND DIFICULT TO UNDERSTAND... MANY OF THEM
ARE ONLY ONE OR TWO CHARACHTERS HOWEVER, MAKING THEM EASY TO HACK OUT.

LI= LISTS FILES FOR THAT LOG HEADING
LI (FILE NAME) LISTS A FILE
LA=ON SOME SYSTEMS THIS LIST FURTHER FILES
TI= TIME ON THE SYSTEM
LO=LOG OUT
CR=CREATE A FILE
LD=LIST FILE DIVISIONS
USAGE=LISTS SYSTEM STATISTICS
ED=EDIT A FILE
TY=LIST OF USERS ON SYSTEM
AT=ATTACH TO A LOG HEADING


ATTACHING
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 THE AT (ATTATCH) COMMAND WILL ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS OTHER LOG HEADINGS SO THAT
YOU DONT HAVE TO LOG IN AS A HEADING TO GET AT THOSE FILES... SO IF YOU ARE
LOGED IN AS "USER" AND YOU TYPE...

ER! AT SYSTEM

  ON THE MORE PRIMATIVE SYSTEMS YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM OPERATORS
FILES!

 OR IF YOU TYPE 

ER! AT GAMES

  YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE GAMES

 IF YOU TYPE

ER! AT DEMO

  YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO PRIMOS DEMOS.



OTHER COMMANDS
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OTHER COMMANDS YOU MIGHT TRY ARE

AB
O
C
IN
BI
DI
R
D=DATE
SA
JOB
CNAME
CA
NAME

A MAJOR BUG
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 A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH PRIMOS SYSTEMS IS THAT FILES GET SCREWED UP IF YOU HANG
UP AND LEAVE THEM OPEN OR IF YOU HANG UP WILE THEY ARE BEING VIEWED.

APPENDENUM:

 PRIMOS SYSTEMS CAN BE FOUND AT...

 BORIS (817)571-6680

 ALSO AT THESE TELENET NODES (TELENET WILL NOT PASS A ^C)

 PRIMENET       213 130
 PRIMENET BOWSER 214 56
 PRIMENET SYSD   212 30
 PRIMENET SNY    212 39
 PRIMENET XNY    212 137
 PRIMENET        202 10
 PRIMENET CCI.1  713 150




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