[rescue] Hackers

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Jun 23 23:17:34 CDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 02:16:32PM -0700, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> --- Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 21, 2003 at 09:25:38PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> > > War Games: War dialling with an acoustic coupler? Hello?
> > 
> > What's wrong with that? I'm fairly certain the modems I used in 1989
> > to dial cash registers from a DG minicomputer were all equipped with
> > acoustic couplers.
> And how did you hang up the phone? I had to physically touch the phone
> to terminate the call... (yes, a relay/moter contraption could have
> worked, but they didn't show that... I don't think a modem could
> generate the 2600 Hz tone needed to hang up the phone...)

No idea... I just worked in a shop, 5-10 modems on a high shelf, they
dialed remote cash registers for sales data. I thought I remembered them
having couplers, but it was 14 years ago.

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