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  2. Greetings All, It's been a while since I've posted here.. I'm looking for a calling card with a low payphone fee. Yes, I know you can op redirect w/ CAC's to bypass the fee. However, 10-10-288-0# doesn't work on all the ghetto COCOT's in the world. I just moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after living on East Coast my entire life, so I'm just now starting to get used to the PTS (Pacific Telecommunications Services) payphones posted all around the BART system. Occasionally, I'll see units maintained by another company--like in Lucky's (grocery store) parking lot. Any recommendations for card brands that have payphone fees that are lower than average would be appreciated; of course I'm also interested in other op redirect techniques that might work in SBC and/or Pac-Bell territory if anyone is willing to explain.. Also, feel free to inbox me if you're in the Oakland area! Thanks in advance, duper
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  4. Oh, I've taken the DNS record out by this point. Basically, there are things out there that treat DNS records like they're always clean text that can just be shoved into whatever without sanitizing. I'd set up a DNS resource record that did Javascript XSS in the browser when a particular DNS record was displayed. The rDNS on 2001:470:1f07:b75::1337 is still present, if you go to the tool in the second link and paste in that address in the IPv6 rDNS lookup, you'll see a bold hi! on your screen. I'll set up the hax.bv.theglitchworks.net address again if you guys want to see how that works.
  5. it reminds me Fonejacker - funny stuff, just Google it
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  7. I was thinking about this morning, actually. Here's a quick mockup of what a station might sound like with those samples. At least relative to that recording. Crappy EQ and compression are actually really hard to copy. numbers_station_mockup.flac The inflection of some of those digits, like the zero, seem way off. I wonder if you could get away with using some sort of pitch correction tool to make it a little more convincing without making it sound artificial.
  8. As I recall, the AT&T 4ESS tandems where that recording resides are regionally based. 074-T is Philadelphia and serves the mid-Atlantic region. I live in that area and I home on that as well.
  9. I didn't get it either. I usually don't click on Glitch's links, though. ;-)
  10. $employment = ($tekio->employmentStatus == 1 ) ? DevOps Engineer : FreeLancer;

     

     

  11. 1-800-401-9574 - Toll-free number has been disconnected message from 074-T (via WOW!) / 061-T (via Verizon Wireless) First time I've heard a message for a toll-free disconnect. The 074-T was consistent on WOW!, so I thought it might've been a message from the distant end, but... Obviously not.
  12. Title said XSS via DNS. But I couldn't get where it's happening.
  13. Nice! You have experience in PHP, SQL, some Python, Linux, OS X, and Windows Server. What about VAX and Cobol? 

     

    Serious! This sounds interesting. 

  14. Gonna say, Evan Doorbell did a segment on Cognitronics and numbers stations, and those were well before 1987. Back in the 80s I listened to a lot of shortwave and they were around in the early 80s when I was first scanning the bands
  15. Well, you know Cognitronics machines were also known to have been used at number stations...
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  17. I almost didn't make the connection without all of the hiss! Definitely sounds like the same person to me. This is how I first came to know that numbers station: https://youtu.be/3NrhKM3G8Mg?t=367
  18. Someone hacked my Gibson? 

    1. scratchytcarrier

      scratchytcarrier

      Les Paul's spirit must be watching over you!

    2. tekio

      tekio

      The security of a Guild S-100 Polara is hard as Kim Thayil's riffs. 

  19. My point was though, you always get 602-9L from that switch no matter what you're using; if you call the number over Sprint or MCI out of DC, you'll get that. Presumably the office is just spitting the call out on the first AT&T toll trunk it can grab, but for it to be homing on a switch on the other side of the country is just so weird. Speaking of MCI, though, 248-270-9999 - *57 fail recording via MCI local switch. It has the same voice (and hum) as the error recordings on their DMS-250s. It sounds weird, hearing her say that after so many years of that generic CBCAD. 404-592-9998 - Another week, another Global Crossing DMS-500 dialtone
  20. Does drinking Rum all day make an alcoholic or a Pirate? 

    1. scratchytcarrier

      scratchytcarrier

      It's your funeral.

    2. tekio

      tekio

      Yes. Lots of Rum there, too. Thank you. 

  21. Hi everyone, A while ago I got my hands on a wallmount Millennium payphone. As most of you probably know, there's not a lot you can do with these without a connection to the Millennium Manager platform. I was hoping someone out there might have demo firmware for these (preferably in a bin file so I can burn it to a ROM). Nortel made some terminals that were used at trade shows to demo the features without needing the backend connection. These ran special firmware that had the manager tables already in the ROM. There are a few people making their own Millennium Managers, but I'd love to have my phone working in the meantime. I've seen a few phones on Youtube with demo code that don't seem to be the rare demonstration terminals, so it must be floating around somewhere Troy
  22. So I've been messing around with some of the CBS PBXes (and centrexes) in the Los Angeles and New York areas. That's for the most part, a subject for another post. But I called the Los Angeles PBX, and sure enough, it's a Definity. 323-575-2xxx if you'd like to drop in on it. Surprisingly though, they had some kind of third party voicemail system. It's definitely some sort of Dialogic-based system (you can tell by the sound of the voicemail beep; up until the very latest software releases, that was a hardcoded sample), and from the sound of it, a bit on the old side. But then as it started reading back digits, something about them seemed a little familiar. numbers_station_vmcount.wav So as a curiosity, I pulled up a recording of the numbers station in Virginia. If you want to cut right to the chase, it starts counting sequentially around 25 seconds in. Sound familiar? http://www.numbers-stations.com/ns/english/e05/ If you ignore the dynamic range compression, they're only off by a hair from the originals. Not the same recording (though the seven and nine make me wonder), but I'd be willing to bet money they're the same person. This would make for a really good hoax. You could probably doctor the voicemail takes (and I might do that, actually. At first look, it seems like just a few minor corrections) to match the ones from the shortwave station exactly. So does anybody know what voicemail system this is, or when it was made? From what I understand, the numbers station thing was gradually phased in starting in 1987. For it to be using the same voiceover talent, the VMS would probably have to be developed around the same time period.
  23. I wish I had obtained recordings as well. I didn't know which was going to be the last one. I thought it could have been one of the Savannah, GA switches. I sort of lost interest in all of this when a good friend of mine passed away back in 2014 (TP knows who I'm talking about) who absolutely tracked every last 1AESS until he died. I mean tracked everything about them. You may still find his old posts on the Internet. Then in the summer of 2016 I asked a contact that he knew about the status of the 1As. He told me only a handful were left. So I started to keep track again. But as time went on, I sort of got bored again. I shouldn't have dropped my guard. But as others have said, an era is over. No more steps, crossbars or "electronically controlled analog switches" anymore.
  24. I have to be honest - this was sort of a frustrating experience for me. There were big plans for that switch, and I'd set up almost everything to get some rather detailed recordings and a massive wardial underway; I understand people are busy, but I couldn't do it alone, so I tried to make it as much of a "hit start when ready" situation as possible. So I asked a few people about it. They seemed down with the idea, but they'd be busy for a few days. A week went by. They seemed a bit swamped with personal matters, so while I waited for them, I asked a few other people if they'd like to get things going. Things seemed like they were on the right track, but then we hit a snag, so we'd have to call it another night. Another week passed. At the tail end of it, sure enough, boom - no more 1AESS. I spoke to someone else with an affinity for 1As about four months before; we knew this was going to be it, so I gave them an easy means to make some rather unique recordings of the switch. A few messages later, it became apparent they didn't record anything. And so what can I say? Maybe there's something I'm missing here. Maybe I'm just pushing the more boring side of stuff, and most people are just too polite to say no. But the bottom line is I'd really, really like it if people just showed some more initiative. By all means, if you need some help, that's part of why this forum is here. But as someone who's had to juggle full time schooling, part time work, and three hours on the bus every weekday for a year and still found time to carve out, just please don't tell yourself you're too busy.
  25. For me it's 005-T (Washington, DC 4ESS). So I assume it's not necessarily your local tandem, but the regional tandem that has that has that recording. (Sort of what they do with 800 numbers that are no longer in service) Also tried it on MagicCrap and I got 010-T (Baltimore, MD)
  26. Aw, fuck. End of a fucking era, for sure.
  27. I need to visit there again as well. Glad you were able to make recordings of the switch sounds.
  28. Tiger poking! Now that is a sport amongst men.

  29. My DECtalk is 2000mi away or I'd confirm but yes - it does sound like a DECtalk voice.
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