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September 2, 1997
 
 
            This is a moderated list for discussions of *legal* Windows
                                  95/NT hacking.
                                  Moderator is Roger A. Prata
 
 Contents:
  *URL Of The Day
  *Moderator's Note
  *Trojan Horse Question
  *Modifying Windows 95
  *Win95 Screensaver Password
  *Mini Network?
  *Network Q + A
  *Legal Stuff
  *Looking For Proggies
  *Full Armor Tutorial
  *FTP in DOS
  *FoolProof Facts...
  *Ping Question
  *More Network Stuff...
 
 
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 URL Of The Day:  http://happy-hacker.ml.org will take you to the Happy
 Hacker web page.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 Moderator's Note:
  This is a quite large Digest.  I was away (camping) for the weekend,
 and my
  e-mail built up.  I was away from my PC and the Internet for 3 whole
 days,
  so I was unable to produce a digest.
 
 ----------------------------------------
         Trojan Horse Question
 ----------------------------------------
 
 To: "'hh@happy-hacker.ml.org'" <hh@happy-hacker.ml.org>
 Subject: [hh]  win95 passwords via trojan horse     (please do not post
 return email address...)
 
 I was reading a column in the august issue of Windows NT magazine that
 said:
 
 "Your Win95 password may be at risk if you log unattended Win95
 computers on to your network.  Hackers can obtain a user's network
 password by programmatically examining the computer's memory.
 Ordinarily, for such an attack to be possible, the hacker must have
 physical access to the computer.  However, from the Internet, a user can
 unknowingly download a Trojan horse that scans for passwords.  The
 Trojan horse affects the logged-on user.  Win95 encrypts password before
 sending them over the network, but it temporarily stores the network
 password for the logged on user in memory in an unencrypted state.
 Microsoft confirmed this problem in Win95 and OEM Service Release 2
 (OSR2).  To address this problem, the company has released an update
 that's available on Microsoft's website...." yadda yadda yadda.......
 
 Question:
 
 I know what a Trojan Horse does, but i'm not sure why it does what it
 does....  my experience with them is very limited... (Theoretically, of
 course..) how does one go about embedding a Trojan Horse in a
 downloadable program?  Is the information form the TH written to a log
 file, which can be retrieved?  Or, in the above instance, is that
 password information transfered back via internet to the person
 "inquiring"?  And what's usually the most common way a TH is used?  Is
 it used in conjunction with a "real" program, but running the TH on the
 side, out of view?  Many questions... :)
 
 domo arigato
 orbital
 
 ----------------------------------------
   Modifying Windows 95
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: sinewave <timmcg@airmail.net>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: modifying windows
 
 Does anybody know how to really modify Windows' look and feel? Something
 like changing the actual shapes of windows from having squared edges to
 round ones, or animating the drop down menus as they appear, something
 along those lines.  How would you go about breaking down the kernel to
 modify it in this way?
 
 Thanks,
 sinewave
 timmcg@airmail.net
 
 [Roger:  Some changes can be made using a program called TweakUI.  The
 program
 is available from Microsoft's web site.  Look for something called
 PowerToys.  It
 lets you tweak some of your user interface settings!]
 
 ----------------------------------------
       Win95 Screensaver Password
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: Jonatan Lindstrom <jonatanl@algonet.se>
 To: The Happy Hacker <hh@happy-hacker.ml.org>
 Subject: Screensaver
 
 I have heard that there is a way to get around the pasword in the
 windows 95 screensaver. How?
 
 Marvin
 
 ----------------------------------------
  Wierd Windows 95 Error
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: loads@erols.com
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: hh
 
 I'm runing Windows 95 on part of my computer, and whenever I go and
 double click on a FOLDER to open it, the find menu comes up.  For
 example: if I'm opening up the "HH" folder, when I would click on it, it
 would bring up a "Find _____ in the HH folder"  Please help me, I am a
 dedicated Happy Hacker reader.
 Thanks again.
 
 ----------------------------------------
     Mini Network?
 ----------------------------------------
 
 To: The Happy Hacker <hh@happy-hacker.ml.org>
 Subject: help with hh
 
 Can u tell me if it is possible to link 2 home puters together through
 the net. Me and a friend tried it, gave each other our ip address's,
 tried ftp, tried finger prog's, but the only way we could link up
 together was through IRC, but obviously couldn't check out what was on
 each others machine, which was our main objective. I'm sure that it is
 possible, but how to do it?
 
 my friend works in IT but he still didn't have a clue.
 
 any help would be kindly appreciated :-)
 
 I have been through most of the GTMHH's before you refer me there.
 
 ********if u r going 2 post, please post annon.*********
 
 ----------------------------------------
     Network Q + A
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: PacmaN <pacman@mindless.com>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: HH: PcLockout
 
 >From:   dtfoster@iinet.net.au (Dion Foster)
 >Date: 97-08-26 09:10:29 EDT
 >
 >Hi,
 >
 >at our school we have a network of 19 machines.  Just recently though,
 our
 >teacher has put on pclockout.  I have tried hard at getting past
 pclockout
 >so I can play quake again.  Is there any files specifically for
 breaking
 >pclockout? or is there a way of getting past the password?
 
 gday, there's a few different ways of getting past PcLockout. And most
 of them have to do with miss-configurations in the setup of it. (The
 *teachers* don't know enough)
 
 On boot up you can try pressing SHIFT and by-passing the startup files.
 Then you'll find you can't type anything but the numberpad. You'll also
 find that you can only press ENTER once before the machine appears to
 lock itself.
 Basically what you need to do is press ALT-### and type out the whole
 command line you want to execute.
 
 The mainfiles to pclockout are pcl.sys and pcl.exe (from memory)
 btw. don't delete these files, i think that the machines stuff up when
 you do.
 
 There's an easier way to do things but,
 if the machines are networked through windows, just share the C: of the
 machine you want to get into and make it Read-Write (write is what we
 need). Then get onto another machine and access the shared drive... you
 can now copy files to the drive (i.e. overwrite config.sys so as it
 doesn't load pcl.sys???). One drawback is that you can't delete files
 from the shared drive.
 
 if all else fails, use that lill' program called 'debug' and start
 working out how ta alter pcl in memory. I've heard that you need only
 write over 1 byte.
 
 If if all else fails, befriend the admin (teacher) and ask for the
 password... else run a keylogger and tell the teacher to change
 something with the config.
 
 Btw: there's also a pclockout main disk, I think that this needs a
 password but. A thought of mine would be to make a linux bootdisk and
 try to mount the MSDOS partition and then see if it's Read-writable...
 
 That's about all I can think of. Except, make your school get a better
 OS... I managed to sneak a copy of linux onto the server at school, and
 no one can tell except it says "LILO" on bootup :)
 
 Now that's over.
 I have a question. At my latest educational institute I'm at, we are
 installing/trialling Cytrix networking. It is installed on a 2xP6200
 using NT 3.51 Service pack 5. does anyone know of any half decent
 vunerabilities I could try on it...
 the ports open are:
     19 (chargen)-- already had fun with that, network chugged with a few
     telnets open to it.
     7 (echo) don't know what to try.
     qotd -- lotsa fun (actually just a waste of class time)
     daytime - pretty boring.
     139 (netbios) - soon to try WinNuke (but I don't like my chances of
     success.)
 
 The network is connected to the inet, and has about 15 computers on it..
 
 problems I have already found:
     telnet to 127.1.1.1 19: can't close telnet window without ending
     task (of which 90%  of the students cant do)
     opening many programs: crashes the server in 10 seconds flat.
     3 trys and you're banned: keeping ppl from logging on (lame) by
     entering bogus passwords (NT default crod)
 
 also Cytrix WinFrame uses the local hdd to boot off... therefore
 allowing for a login spoof, does anyone have one made, or have a .bmp of
 the Cytrix background.
 
 PacmaN (sorry about the length)
 please post to pacman@mindless.com
 
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: Jeremy R Rahe <jeremy_rahe@juno.com>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: HH
 
 According to the Code of Student Conduct for HISD:
 "Use of school computers, facsimile equipment, or other electronic
 devices to transmit, receive, view or display ...
 information which advocates unlawful activites or provides guidance on
 the construction of weapons or other illegal devices."  is considered a
 Level 3 Offense -- Suspension or Optional Removal to an Alternative
 Education Program
 
 I want to print out large files concerning hacking, phreaking, etc.
 (especially the Rainbow series) from the school library because my
 printer is pathetically slow.  All of the school computers are hooked up
 to some kind of network which controls the printers.  My question is if
 anybody could monitor what I acutally print out?  And would there be any
 log file to alert them to do this if somebody printed out a 100 page
 document?
 
 Thanks for your time,
 Jeremy
 
 
 ----------------------------------------
               Legal Stuff
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: Merlin Kauffman <merlink@vnet.net>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: WinNuke
 
 I was wondering what the punishment would be if you were caught for
 WinNuking??  I know that it is against the law because it is a DOS
 Attack
 (Denial Of Service) and is not letting people have access to their
 computers, or the internet.  But then again, what are the chances of
 getting caught, it is nearly impossible.  Even if people do get the bug
 fix, and it tells them the IP that is trying to Nuke them, the only
 thing
 they could do is e-mail root at that domain and hope something happens
 to
 the user.  Most likely root wont even know who the user is, unless you
 know
 the exact time that the Nuking occured, and its not like root is even
 gonna
 give a flying F*CK about it. root wont wanna waste the time to look back
 in
 all of the logs of incoming connections, dial-up or telnet.  If people
 really want to avoid WinNuking and pingfloods, you might as well get a
 real
 OS like Linux, and then setup a firewall and be safe.  If you dont want
 Linux, then   just get the bug fix for either Win95 or WinNT.
 
 
 -MerlinK
 
 [Carolyn's Remark:  Groan. This hits a sore point. Computer crime laws
 are
 rarely enforced. So kids discover they can get away with stuff, power
 goes
 to their heads, and pretty soon you have a Kevin Mitnick in jail for
 many
 years because he committed a long series of basically trivial crimes
 which
 eventually irritated too many of the wong people, most notably the New
 York
 Times journalist John Markoff.]
 
 ----------------------------------------
  Looking For Proggies
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: Kitten8003@aol.com
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: HH Telnet NUA scanner
 
 Does anyone happen to know where i can find a Telnet NUA scanner For
 DOS/Win31(besides NUA Attacker by Dr.Discector...cause it doesn't work
 properly)?  I have been looking For months with no success...thought
 someone
 may be able to help  :)
 
 Thanks for anyhelp anyone can give :)
 
 Handleless
 
 ----------------------------------------
  Full Armor Tutorial
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: Dave Manges <dmanges@epower.net>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: HH
 
 For all of those going up against a PC security program called "Full
 Armor", I ran up against this program 8 months ago at school, they
 attempted to prevent people from writing to the hard drive. It presented
 itself as a challenge....for about 5 minutes.
 To crack it.....
 
 1. In the properties of the program it mentions the thread file (can't
 remember the name of the file) it was something.vbx
 
 2. Ok...this is easy enough, open notepad, open something.vbx
 
 3. Just because I can't write to the hard drive doesn't mean I can't
 edit something already there, delete the first character from the file.
 
 4. The file (opened in notepad) looks like garbage, but if memory serves
 the first letter was M.
 
 5. Save the File and restart the computer, it should come up with an
 error like "Unable to Initialize Full Armor".
 
 6. Now you can go into add/remove programs and uninstall it.
 
 Enjoy.....Dave
 
 ----------------------------------------
       FTP in DOS
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: Thomas Skoldemar <thomas-7@algonet.se>
 To: The Happy Hacker <hh@happy-hacker.ml.org>
 Subject: ftp in dos
 
 Hey my name is Peter Josefsson from Sweden.
 I´m 15 years old and I wonder what u can do in ftp after u have
 write ftp
 open ftp.dalnet.com
 user
 anonymous
 thomas-7@algonet.se
 dir
 then after that I mean I don´t have a clue?
 (snip)
 
 [Roger:  If you type help at the ftp> prompt once connected to the
 server, it
 will return all the commands that the server accepts.  Once you read
 thru the
 list of commands, type:  help (command) to get help on a specific
 command!]
 
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: M a C <gtmhh@juno.com>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: Re: [HH]  August 26, 1997 FTP from DOS
 
 Also, before you transfer ANY file that isn't text, make sure you type
 BINARY so the transfer comes through in a usable format.  Also, the hash
 command is nice, as it lets you know that the transfer is still in
 progress and the computer hasn't hung.
 
 MaC
 
 ----------------------------------------
  FoolProof Facts...
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: dante <dante@suffer.tusculum.edu>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: HH
 
 I just read a post on getting past fool-proof in win95, which was
 accurate, but only to a degree.  It wasn't very helpful, because it
 lacked the details.
 
 Ironically, my comp. science teacher asked me to show her exactly HOW I
 managed to print the "the universe revoles around me" image I made to
 all the network printers in the school. C'mon, it's my hs senior year,
 and i wanted to leave a lasting impression.
 
 So anyway, with her persmission, and watching closely behind me:
 
 As far as i know, the newest fp software was the hardest to get by
 because it was in the registry, and to edit the registry, and to hack it
 in one sitting, you have to change the registry.
 
 First thing to do, is reboot, hitting f8 when starting windown 95...
 shows up.
 
 Select safe mode command prompt.
 
 edit autoexec and config.sys, remarking any reference to "fp", (should
 be one device= in config.sys, and one fptsr.exe in autoexec)
 
 After that, reboot again, and hit f8 again, this time, just selecting
 safe mode. This bypasses the registry, which i accidentally found out.
 At least it doesn't load the fp devices.  Type in regedit at either a
 command prompt or from the 'run' menu.
 
 Search for 'fp' and delete any line that has any kind of resemblence to
 foolproof or fpsetup.exe.
 
 (Did you backup the registry so when yer done you can re-import it and
 not get kicked out of school?)
 
 save the registry, and reboot, this time, as normal.
 
 Fool-proof should not show up whatsoever.
 
 If your admin was smart enough to put in msdos.sys the nof8 thingy, i
 forget what it is exactly, then you'll have to make a boot disk. If they
 enabled c:, a: boot seqence then you'll have to edit the bios, and if
 there is a password for admin on bios, then you'll have to open the
 case, pull off the battery, and put it back on.  But that's trivial
 stuff at this point.
 
 I just added drivers for all the network printers on this particular
 computer and reprinted to each device.  10 minutes later i got a message
 from the assistant principle to go see him.
 
 We laughed.
 
 Anyway, fp is a fairly simple hack, but with work, it could be more
 secure. the hardest part it the deal wth the registry.
 
 have fun.
 
 [Roger:  Sounds like phun, but BE CAREFUL!  Remember, we only discuss
 *LEGAL*
 hacking.  Be sure to read the text at the bottom of every Digest!!]
 
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: SteveMidd@aol.com
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: hh - getting past foolproof2
 
 A way to gain access to the control panel with foolproof is to:
 Hit F3 to bing up the Find menu, then search for *.cpl in the
 windows directory, all the files it finds are for the control
 panel, just click on the one that says 'display.cpl' for Display
 and so on and so fourth...
 
 Steve
 
 ----------------------------------------
    Ping Question
 ----------------------------------------
 
 From: garsi <garsi@dcdu.com>
 To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
 Subject: 'HH' Another PING question, or few.
 
 When a ping is sent to an IP address, is there a record of that ping on
 that IP as a matter of course?  And, if not, is there a way to record
 the
 origins of incoming pings?  I have heard that pings can be used to
 disable
 other computers and that nasty trick should have a defense.  Is there
 one?
 What kind of damage to hardware can a ping do?
 
 George Rosquist
 garsi@dcdu.com
 www.dcdu.com/garsi
 
 ----------------------------------------
  More Network Stuff...
 ----------------------------------------
 
 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 23:30:47 +1000 (EST)
 From: krazilek@anon.nymserver.com
 
 Hi there,
 ok...just a few things....
 In the August 15 HH thingo a guy called Sitepu Orang said that he
 changed the IP address on a machine and he couldn't browse the network
 in network neighbourhood, i believe this is because nethood doesn't
 support browsing outside the subnet mask, eg.
 if you are on a LAN, and you IP was 192.168.0.1 with a ubnet mask of
 255.255.255.0 then you would only be able to see computers in the same
 subnet..192.168.0.*.
 you changed your ip to something else...192.0.0.1 for example, you can
 only access computers in 19w.168.0.* so you couldn't get to your old
 computers..
 There is still a tcp connection though so you can still ping it or
 access a server running from it. (web/ftp/mail/news/gateway/etc..)
 
 Also, could the ppl at HH tell me what sorta mail server they are
 running, i noticed that it is off a dynamic ip address through monlith,
 possibly not a dynip but i need a mail server for my computer...
 
 KRAZilEK!
 
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                                  /___/               September 9, 1997

 
           This is a moderated list for discussions of *legal* Hacking.
                                 Moderator is Roger A. Prata

Windows 95/NT Contents:
  *Fortres101 Facts...
  *Sending Anonymous E-Mail..
  *Answers...
  *Help With Routers...
  *Dial-Up Networking Help

Unix/Linux Contents:
  $Mini-Linux Difficulties
  $Connecting to the 'net with Linux
  $Passwd File Questions
  $Shell Scripting Question
  $Partitioning Using FIPS
 
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URL Of The Day:    http://sunsite.unc/edu/pub/Linux
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Moderator's Note:
  Ok!  I have started to include Unix/Linux posts in the Digests.  There
  May be a separate digest for Unix/Linux some day in the near future,
but
  Until so, because of everyone's requests, I will start including
  Linux/Unix posts.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to answer as
  many questions as I would like to, so we will have to leave that
  up to all you 31337 d00dz on the list!  The more Linux/Unix posts
  that we get, the easier it will be to branch off a separate Digest
  dedicated to the *NIX OS!
 

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       Fortres101 Facts...
----------------------------------------

From: Aaaaargh@aol.com
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH about Fortres 101

My school just got a bunch of Win95 computers.  They set up Fortres101
on all
of them for security.  For those of you who don't know fortres (with 1
s) is
a security program for different versions of windows, it uses existing
windows and dos commands as well as a few programs of it's own, and puts
them
into a very user friendly, menu driven format.  Win95 comes with IE 3.0
which, as we all know is full of holes, one of which can be used to get
around Fortres101.  If you type a drive letter followed by a colon into
the
"adress" box of IE 3.0 then it will act as a shell and display the
contents
of that drive, it also allows you to navigate it without many
restrictions.
 Some folders that are specifically locked by Fortres will remain
protected
but other files that were thought to be unnaccessable because of the
security
program can be accessed.  For example I accessed Regedit without any
hassle
what so ever.  I told the guy in charge of computers about the hole and
he
gave me a job :-)  If anyone else has any info on Fortres101 please
either
post it to this list or E-mail me at Aaaaargh@aol.com.
Thanks, Ben

----------------------------------------
       Sending Anonymous E-Mail..
----------------------------------------

From: techmh@cyberspace.org
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: Email
 

Hello,

Ive been wondering a few things .. First, how come when I telnet into a
smtp server and send fake email the email never shows up? I have tried
several times to send a message (following instructions from the GTMHH
that covered it) and it seemed to work ok .. But, I would never receive
the message I sent ... (I sent to another email address of mine) Any
ideas?

Second, how would you go about intercepting email? I hear people say it
can be done but I dont know where to start .. could someone point me in
the right direction? of course, i will be intercepting my own email just
for the sake of learning .. No other particular reasons.. :)

----------------------------------------
      Answers...
----------------------------------------

From: Victor Boivie <boivieab@algonet.se>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH - A to a Q

hmm,

this answer is to an old question, but I hope it's OK anyway.

To "Crack" Wingroove v0.9, do like this:

1. Open Wingroove Setup
2. Click on Register
3. Choose the last option
4. Enter this...

The first text-box: "ZAAAAAAA"
The second box: "BJG70109"
The third box: "Your name" e.g. "Mister Smith"

That's it!

Have a nice Day!

Victor - "Victorious"

----------------------------------------

From: Dmitry Markushevich <Dmitry@mail.bc.rogers.wave.ca>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH: Re ICMP'd

Re: Ping Attacks

ICMP :) There is no way to protect your self from that. ICMP Unreach is
used on IRC to kick you out, but usually a server is supposed to send
you
that. It's like can't contact the host so close the connection. So, one
way
to protect yourself from being kicked out of the IRC is
a) sit behind a firewall (unreach from other people doesn't work)
b) choose another server/port. for example on EFnet irc.nwlink.com seems
to
be unfloodable :)
 

-Dmitry

----------------------------------------

From: Methane <ch4@methane.org>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH

(I am answering questions here :)

THE QUESTION WAS:

From:  xDeath <ashufelt@mhv.net>

Hello,
        I have become aware of little wanna-be hackers going around to
IRC
EFnet servers and "smurfing" them (killing them with packets) and they
are not going to come back up.
        I am sending this e-mail to ask why are these people stooping so
low to
remove an IRC server.  What do they gain by doing so?  I do not see that
they are doing it for any worthy cause, it seems they are just doing it
to get their "jollys" by preforming such a malicious act.  I would like
to know if there is any way to prevent this so that the EFnet don't not
soon become non-existant.  (effected and non-returning servers:
irc.texas.net and irc.gate.net)

Sincerely,
xDeath

ANSWER:

        Seems that some people just hate everything.  I think it's the
whole
anarchy/rebelion thing.  I'm not sure why they would want to take down
servers for good.  Although you can make a server split (not to be
confused
with killing it).  These people might be trying to split the server to
takeover a channel.
        As far as EFnet going down, I don't think so.  There is always
more
servers that want to link to EFnet.  In fact, we just set up the
miami.fl
server here.
        In any case, 2 out of every 3 "irc hackers" are total lamers.
So, don't
worry about it.

THE QUESTION WAS:

From: cdcd <cdcd@thepentagon.com>
To: The Happy Hacker <hh@happy-hacker.ml.org>
Subject: Ping Attacks

hh I am currently being iCMP'd as I sit down to write this... I am off
of a Win95 machine, is there a fix for iCMP?

ANSWER:

        ICMPs or Nukes or whatever you want to call them are just lots
of big
pings really.  There is no patch that I know of that can stop them
because
it's not a bug in any code, it's just ping packets.  But that doesn't
mean
you can't protect yourself.
        What you need is something called an ICMP Scanner to see who is
nuking
you.  I recomend ICMP Watch 2.1 by Rhad Ware.  You can get it at
http://www.7thsphere.com along with other stuff to help protect
yourself.

Hope that helps

- methane

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From: jopee@mozcom.com
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH - Answers

>----------------------------------------
>       Wierd Windows 95 Error
>----------------------------------------
>
>From: loads@erols.com
>To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
>Subject: hh
>
>I'm runing Windows 95 on part of my computer, and whenever I go and
>double click on a FOLDER to open it, the find menu comes up.  For
>example: if I'm opening up the "HH" folder, when I would click on it, it
>would bring up a "Find _____ in the HH folder"  Please help me, I am a
>dedicated Happy Hacker reader.
>Thanks again.

Solution
        Open Explorer, click View then Options. Click File Types. In the
Registered File Types look for Folder and edit its properties.  In the
Actions click open and set it to default. DONE.

pointman

 
>----------------------------------------
>          Mini Network?
>----------------------------------------
>
>To: The Happy Hacker <hh@happy-hacker.ml.org>
>Subject: help with hh
>
>Can u tell me if it is possible to link 2 home puters together through
>the net. Me and a friend tried it, gave each other our ip address's,
>tried ftp, tried finger prog's, but the only way we could link up
>together was through IRC, but obviously couldn't check out what was on
>each others machine, which was our main objective. I'm sure that it is
>possible, but how to do it?
>
>my friend works in IT but he still didn't have a clue.
>
>any help would be kindly appreciated :-)
>
>I have been through most of the GTMHH's before you refer me there.

Why don't you check out your network properties?  Try sharing your HDD
by
adding new network components.  Just an idea if there's a telnet daemon
for
WIN95, you could use that.  Hope this helps...

pointman

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 Help With Routers...
----------------------------------------

From: Dmitrij Holomjov <major@mailbox.riga.lv>
To: The Happy Hacker <hh@happy-hacker.ml.org>
Subject: Re: [HH] HH - Question about ROUTING

-- [ From: Dmitrij Holomjov * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

Hello. I'd like to find out about ROUTING stuff.
Our educational institution has 12- 20 computers running Win 3.11 and
Dos.
The server is Novell for 25 Users . One day we decided to set up an
internet
and we have to install a ROUTER. I wonder what Os and Software we have
to
Install on the ROUTER? I work with Linux and i know that it supports
some
kinda routing stuff. So I'd appreciate any information about routing on
mashines for Internet.

P.s I think that we will use Dial Up for connecting to the I-NET.

Thanx alot
--

----------------------------------------
       Dial-Up Networking Help
----------------------------------------

From: Jose M Garcia <tost@juno.com>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: dial-up networking help

my post?

Hello,
        First off, I think you guys are really doing a public service
(grin..)
 
        I have msplus! and have tried to use the dial-up networking
server so that my school buds and I can share our files.

I setup an account fpt my friend and told him to call my house.  The
modem picked it up but nothing happened.  Anyone who knows anything
about
this proggie please send me some info.  Anyone know how to share filez
between to puters by just calling into each other or that can direct me
to some bbs like program please contact me

Curly@cyberdude.com

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 And Now, Ladies and Gentleman, For Your Hacking Pleasure... Unix/Linux
Posts!!
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 Mini-Linux Difficulties
----------------------------------------

From: Shade <shade@tir.com>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: MiniLinux

Recently I went and downloaded minilinux to install on my 486. But it
just won't work... It has no strange readings at startup until it gets
to the following line:
        VMS:Mounted Root
And then is freezes, and won't move.
Heres the stats on the computer I'm trying to install it on.

486DX - ~133mhz
350Meg Total Harddrive - 30-40Megs left after minilinux install.
Modem 28.8 on Com1
Running - DOS 6.22 & Win3.1

I've looked through the rc.s files and can't really see anything wrong
there, but doesn't this problem take effect before it gets to the
initialization files? I'm really a complete newbie to linux and thats
why I've been trying to find an answer, so I can learn the system.

Well, I've floated this question around the Happy Hacker Chat List for a
while now, and noone seems to know what the problem is. I hope I can
find the answer here. Thanx.

----------------------------------------
   Connecting to the 'net with Linux
----------------------------------------

From: Joan Hill <joanhill@gte.net>
Reply-To: <@gte.net>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH
 

----WOO WOO (I think?)----
I finally got Linux installed on my computer.  Now all I need to know is
where to go now.    What do I need to setup and how do I connect to the
Internet and other computers?  Also, if there is anyone in San Angelo
that
would be willing to take a newbie under their wing, I would appreciate
it.
                                                Thanx,
                                                Blue B. Hill

[Roger:  Read the PPP-HOWTO and SLIP-HOWTO located at:
http://sunsite.unc.edu/mdw.
These are also located as a part of all Linux distributions.  You can
find them at
/usr/doc/faq/howto.  Some of them are VERY informational!  I acutally
learned how to
make a PPP connection by reading the PPP-HOWTO.]

----------------------------------------
 Passwd File Questions
----------------------------------------

From: Matthias Keller <matti@zh.wings.ch>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: [HH] FTP-Logins...

hi...

I have downloaded from a FTP-Server a File with login names&pwds, but I
cannot use it! Is there somebody who can explain to me, what is each
part of a
line for?!
root:x:0:1:Super-User:/:/bin/true
ftp:x:500:2:Anon Ftp:/ftp:/bin/true

----------------------------------------

Please put my e-mail address as Perhillion@mail.hackers.com please.

As many of you know, the life line of unix based hacking is the old
passwd
file.  Well, now there is a page dedicated to the distribution and
collection of passwd files and shells.  You can visit this page at:
http://www.etc.simplenet.com/passwd/

Thanks, and Happy Hacking
 

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/_/     \___//_/    /_/ /_//_/  /_/  /_/  /_/  \____//_/ /_/
 

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 Shell Scripting Question
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From: cLOut <clout@widomaker.com>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH question

I've recenlty been looking into shell scripting, and was wondering if
anyone had or knew of a good tutorial on it?
btw, i was wondering why is there a Happy Hacker winbl0ze95/NT list?
Personally, I think the "older" list was MUCH better... thanks for your
reply.  And feel free to flame me Carolyn or Adam about me ranting on
your
digest.

latz,
cl0ut

==/==/==
           cL0ut
    clout@widomaker.com
[finger for PGP public key]
 
 

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 Partitioning Using FIPS
----------------------------------------

From: Chris Steketee <spook@recorder.ca>
To: hh@happy-hacker.ml.org
Subject: HH Linux installation question

Good day,

I just spent the last 2 days learnign about the probelms and
installation
processes involving Linux (Slackware)  I had a similar problem to yours
where i didn't want to wipe out the info I already had on my HD by
partitioning it.  (Needless to say I found out after erasing all of my
data
and the 70MB download of Slackware) that there is a program that runs
under
DOS called fips.exe that will let you move things around within your
existing partition without deleting it and create a partition for
Linux.
  There was also a way to install Linux in an MS-DOS directory and have
it
work but other thatn that I haven't seen any usefull info on it.

Ciao

Chris

spook@recorder.ca

P.S. Try sunsite.unc.edu (in the pub/distributions/slackware/slakwar/)
dir
for tons of information on how to install and run Linux
 

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