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RE: [SLUG] DOS attacks
- To: "'jon@xxxxxxxxx'" <jon@xxxxxxxxx>, gripz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] DOS attacks
- From: Jill Rowling <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Aug 16 14:09:17 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
In the dark ages you could get the typist to hang up the CP/M box by
accidentally pressing SHIFT-BACKSPACE (same as ^P) on the dumb terminals.
Used to go round with a paperclip and short out the appropriate pins on the
DB25 to give it an ACK or something. I think we ended up telling them to
just turn the printer on.
Snr Design Engineer & Unix System Administrator
Electronic Engineering Department, Aristocrat Technologies Australia
3rd Floor, 77 Dunning Ave Rosebery NSW 2018
Phone: (02) 9697-4484 Fax: (02) 9663-1412
> Gee's all this talk about DOS attacks... I remember a good one for
> MS-DOS... when the user isn't looking walk up and press CTRL-P on a
> computer that doesen't have a printer attached whilst at the DOS prompt.