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In this tutorial, I hope to teach
you a little about the Net-Works
program, and how to destroy any NW
board you might happen to hate.
Nick Naimo (the author of NW)
left quite a few bugs in his program,
maybe on purpose... Who knows? Here
are a few of them.
How to mildly annoy the sysop
Type 'G' at the main menu prompt.
when it asks you for a number, enter
a valid number plus a decimal...
for instance, 3.5. This will create
a one sector file called "J.3.5.SYS"
which will never be erased unless the
sysop himself CATALOGs the disk and
DELETEs them all by hand.
How to destroy (almost) any system file
To destroy almost any system file,
there must be a board sharing drive 1,
where most of the system files are
kept. Post a message called
TITLES or TITLES1 or TITLES.1
with a space in front of it...
for instance, to destroy the password
file, post a message called
" USERS.SYS", the space in the
front is lost when the file is re-read,
so go to another board, and then back
to the board you posted on. Then,
Remove the mesage you just posted...
it will delete the "USERS.SYS" and
leave " USERS.SYS" alone....
Pretty cool, eh?
How to get into the monitor
This is the best crash there is,
I think... If the board you are
crashing has not been protected from
it, it will always A) hang totally
or B) go into the monitor. What you
want to do is this: type 'E' at the
main menu prompt, and then when it asks
you for a name, enter garbage.... or
a real name, it really doesn't matter.
When it says "50 lines max., to end
type --> /EX <--" you do this:
A) Hit once.
B) Type /EX
C) Type 'F' at the choices.
D) Enter "99E99" for the line number
E) Goto step A when it says 50 lines...
After about 6-10 times of this, you
will hear a BEEP as it goes into
the monitor.... if control-C works,
then you're into basic! If it doesn't,
then you'll just have to wait for the
SYSOP to come along and hit RESET and
re-run his board.
What to do if you get into basic
If you get into basic, then check
to see if he has his program saved
on his disk. If he does, then make
a few 'backdoors' so you can get into
basic anytime you want to, and then
SAVE it onto his disk... then type
RUN. You'll lose carrier, and he'll
never know what hit him when suddenly
his password file gets deleted every
Another useful thing to know
is if you if you enter a sysop
password you can get very high access.
For instance let's say you log on and
see the normal log on...
Connected to: Joe's BBS
Enter account number or the word 'NEW'.
At that point, you should enter some-
thing like: E1EL (that is a common
sysop password). When it says
"Invalid Password" you should type
the word "NEW". Enter whatever you
want for the name, and when it
asks you for a phone, just hit
... It won't assaign a pass-
word, but who cares. When you get
into the BBS, type "Y". You should
either have a level of 9 or special
download access (on T-I-M-E-C-O-R
you get special download access).
The only problem is that you are
not validated... if the sysop is
stupid enough, he may validate you
if you chat so you can just "look
around". The main use for this
small tip is to look at a high
level "G" section you don't
need to be validated to look at.
Note: on boards requiring account
numbers, you should enter
1 as the account number.
P.S. Be careful how you distribute
this, if everyone in the
country gets hold of it, every
board will be protected and this
tutorial will be useless...
Keep that in mind, and have
Everyone in the country already has a
copy of it but it's good for little
shits who think they can be "K00L" and
put up a NW board.
This file is pretty useless now but you
might as well try it on boards run at
offices, schools, etc... And the boards
run be teachers, businessmen, etc...
because these people don't know what
they are doing.
Public Enemy #1
-:- [ How to crash GBBS ][ boards ] -:-
:-: [ 9/1/84 ] :-:
-:- [ Written by: Mr. Mad ] -:-
-:- [ With help from:Copy Master, The Rocker, & Teddy Bear ] -:-
-:- [ 80 Col.:Use Printer ] -:-
We all have that one local board around you that you would really
like to crash! Maybe the sysop did something really bad to you or
something in that nature! Boy he sure would get Mad when he wakes up with
both drives burned out, user file is messed up or something like that!
One thing to remember is when you call the board to crash it, I'd
use a phoney allias name (even another person you want to get revenge
on too!) because they will really get mad about crashing thier board and
will really kick some ass when they find out who did it. Just a warning!
1> Lets say the sysops name to the GBBS board is "Butch Jr.". Call the
place up and when it asks for your last name, type "Jr.". When it asks
for your password, type in what ever you have to type for a new user.
Then it should ask for your first name. Just type " Butch" (1 space
infront of name). This will automaticly put you into sysop command
level and you will be able to delete messages, users, exit the GBBS
program and initalize the disks and ect.....Just about anything your
little heart wants to do! Modify the board and delete the sysop too!
This way for crashing also works when you type in for last name:" Jr."
and first name "Butch". It should do the same thing. The one major
drawback to this way of crashing is that most GBBS boards have thier
oards modified to that you can't do this. They will have it either
hang up after you type it in, Display a nasty message for you, or
just ask for the last name again. Oh well! No body is perfect!
2> Call the board up and log on as a new user. When it asks for the
city/state you live in, type in a few commas like this:
"Tampa,,,,,,,,,,Fla" or ",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,," will do!
You just have to have more than 2 or 3 commas to do the job right.
This way should kill the passwords on the user file! When you leave a message up on the board, save it, and then it says
"Wait" for about 10 seconds. Try this one: Leave a message on the board
and save it and when it says "Wait", Just do a little "esc-h"
(to hang up in Ascii Express). That way should be writting the message
and when it looses the carrier, it will be off the hook for the night!
You can hang up on either "Wait" (after saving message and after you
abort into the main command board.
4> When the GBBS asks for a number like board number or something like
that, type in "99E99". This creats and error on the board and might put
you in sysop command level depending on what serial number the GBBS
program is. It will do some other things too.
5> When you log on and it asks for your password, type in a negative
number like "G-99FFF" or "A-01AAA" or some negative number kinda like
that. This should also create an error and might even put you in sysop
command level (you can do anything from there! Believe me!) But
like I said before, Depending on what type of serial number the program
6> Log on as a new user and when it's reading the new user welcome or
just any text file, type "Cntl-s Cntl-p :" and that should make a fatal
error on his part and put you proptly into basic or machine language
with dos loaded and you can work from there!
7> New user reading welcome message and type "Cntl-s Cntl-p *" and
that will bomb the board out also.
8> New user reading welcome message and type "Cntl-s Cntl-p" and start
pounding on the keyboard! That sould fill the buffer up and make a
fatal error and put you into machine language or basic. Work from there!
9> New user reading welcome message and type "Cntl-s" and hold repeat
and "Cntl-p" down and that will also bomb the buffer too and put
you into machine or basic language.
Some of these ways have been tested before we made this and then
sone of the ways haven't. So you will be on your own when crashing!
Please let us know on how successful you were in crashing and
also any other ways not mensioned in this crash file! We know thier
are others still floating around so please let us know. Just call my
ae line and leave a little message and it will be included in the
next GBBS part ][ file starting soon! My AE line number is:
[all these Well,
this is what you do from there..
goto the message area and enter a message, then edit something in the
message. When it gives you the promt "New String:" enter like over 80+
characters. And it will give you a bunch of forward slashs, then hit
return. ok.. thats half of the bitch! Now! Go over there and type 'I'
to use the Insert command and then the line number that you just edited
it will them fuck up big time!!! Yes thats it you have now locked up
one of the worlds most popular systems! well done dude!