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  3. Thanks @xhausted110, I didn’t know that! However, when I do log in as craft in this case, the screen goes black, then I get the error “Fatal server error: no screens found” and it puts me back to the login prompt. Not sure what’s going on there...
  4. "Well, sweet little sista's high as hell, cheating on a halo
    Grind in an odyssey, a holocaust, a heart kicking on tomorrow"


    Does the volume got to 15? Buahaha! :-)

  5. You have to log in as sa to get the GUI.
  6. Well I’m already in as root, which is the highest level. I’m just wondering if there’s a script or executable that needs to be ran to get the GUI to come up.
  7. If you work for a living, Linux is not for you. I am not a fan of Microsoft, Apple has lost it, somedays Apple is just as bad as MS in reliability, and MS tries to be a Google (of which they aren't). I'm enslaved to Microsoft because I have a living. And many of the Linux apps do not play well in the Microsoft world. Open Office/Libre Office is a joke if you have to send a multi hundred page RFP to an enterprise that reads things off MS Office for an example. I know most BinRev users are not in professional work environment, but you're talking to one, so I have to defend Microsoft over my dead body. When Linux can start using vanity names instead of the raw app/process name to describe them and actually lay off case sensitive file systems (so people can start writing proper English again because they forget when they reply/respond to something as if they're still coding/compiling/etc.) - then I would take Linux more seriously.
  8. tried? user: cust password: custpw I thought it used similar handles/passwords similar to the PBX side.
  9. Update on any R10 or greater PPN/processor board. I've done research on this and basically you're SOL if you do not have an active relationship (support contract or otherwise) with Avaya. Beginning in 2001, starting with the Definity R10 required a very difficult activation process, and I have personally tried before with Avaya a couple years ago. The process basically starts at the purchase order. The Business Partner (their version of VAR) or Avaya themselves would enter the order of the new PBX on their system, with "SAP Codes" (formerly known as the Comcodes from the Bell System days; SAP meaning their ERP of choice for enterprise accounting) and match the customer information on another database. Another common numerical ID is the "Sold To" number, that identifies the customer, and it's physical address and location. At that point the information had to be plugged in by sales and or other reps before the install. If you ran into the PLDS system that Avaya uses on their extranet, this is how that certificate comes into play. The certificate would come from Avaya's servers and be fed directly to the INADS port via a dial in modem coming out of Denver (or probably India more now than back in the day.) If the CLAN was programmed and had a direct link to the WAN, the certificate could be fed through over IP. This system appears to be an in house app (this PLDS system) and in fact it bears a patent, and such reversed engineering from smaller BPs and non BPs have been in the center of DMCA clams (please gag me with such trolls!) Avaya has no intention to give these licenses without any contracts to users that have no intention to make millions of dollars and keeping these from being thrown into a dumpster! and when I inquired Avaya 2 years ago, they basically showed me the door with a trail of emails to lawyers. Oh yeah legal counsel had to look into this. (such a #laywermagnet!) Given Avaya's current state of financial instability, and whatever happens in the coming years, I would be safe to say that if you do not have any certificates on any "Definity" past Release 10 would be a nice paperweight forever. I felt it was important to share to anyone who has ran into something similar to my experiences with a post R10 board.
  10. ^ I can see the slight frustration. I've tried to install it on a virtual instance, and I'm able to get the thing up, but when I access the Web URL, it goes a default Apache page. I installed it on a SFF OptiPlex GX240 (for the sake of it despite the small PCI slots) and tried to plug in a serial cable to the serial port, to see if I had to serial in that way, like the traditional Definity Audix card. Pointers with some maturity and screengrabs, and other visual documentation would be great for all.
  11. Just a quick update... and a shout out to @xhausted110 and @gewt for help... I got a different older box (a Dell Demension 4550) which can accommodate the larger card, and is an intel processor. So now I get all the way through to where it states that the voice system is up and running and it states that the dialogic card is good to go. Then it says to press enter to go back to the prompt, which puts me back as just root. What am I missing to get to the GUI to set up the system parameters? Am I not getting to it due to the licensing thing? I would love to get around that, but I have no idea where to create a new script since I don’t know where the original one resides. That’s where I could really use some help and insight as to what you guys did to get around it. I appreciate the help... thanks!!!
  12. I'm sorry if I'm resurrecting an old thread here. Anyone made any headway towards developing the Millennium Manager software? I recently purchased a Millennium Phone and would like to get it working.
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  15. Good afternoon An update on where I am... I had my buddy who is pretty decent with Unix and Linux come over. He was able to help me figure out what to change in the start_vs_now script. We changed the appropriate line, and was able to get the vioce system to start. The problem we ran into was that an error came up with the dialogic board. It said that it couldn’t find any dialogic boards in the system. Now I’m running this in a non tower pc with the Dialogic D4PCIUFW, which I know there was some question as to weather that would work with this software. So I then purchased a second hand full size tower PC to accommodate the larger dialogic D/41JCT. Unfortunately, the installation stops dead when the program is probing the machine (specifically at the host bus clock speed, which registers at 0 MHz). The thing I didn’t pay attention to is that this has an AMD Phenom processor. So I’m wondering if there just isn’t drivers for a non-intel processor. One other thing I’ll be trying is to clone the drive from the smaller machine to the drive from the tower. Maybe since I have it installed on that drive, I can get it to run on the bigger machine since it won’t be doing the probing that the installer was doing during startup. I do have low confidence in this working, however. So I might end up having to buy a different intel processor pc. The only thing is I’m not finding anything too suitable on eBay with a decent size drive. But while my buddy was here, we tried to find the directory where the parcrypf script is that needs to be avoided. Can you shed some light on where that is hidden? What what specifically you changed in there? Or is this not a factor anymore with running the system?
  16. So under considerable deliberations, I've decided to LEASE a phone from QLT Consumer Lease Services. If you plan on leasing from them, keep in mind they will require your SSN as they run a credit check on you for new applicants. Their website is I've ordered the black Model 500 phone plus added on a 25" handset cord and a 7" line cord at no extra charge. The monthly charge for the phone is $4.45. I'll keep you guys posted on the bill and what the phone looks like just as soon as I receive it. I'll upload the recording of me interacting with the customer service representative soon.
  17. The 3-octothorpe sticky posts in Nubie HQ are required reading for all new accounts.

  18. The number you have dialed is a party on your line. Please hang up for a moment to allow sufficient time for the called party to answer, then lift your receiver. This is a recording.

  19. I got a little further this morning. I didn't have much time to mess with things before work, but I did a couple things, and got the auto install to run. I was thinking about it before falling asleep last night that I should try deleting the /mnt/cdrom directory and creating a new one as the instructions stated. Like I said, I didn't have time to see if there was anything in it. I just did a rm -rf /mnt/cdrom which got rid of it. I was then able to create the new directory. I then tried using just /mnt/cdrom/autoinstall without the "." in front of it. That started the process of installing it. It seemed to work. The only problem is that when I went back into root to do the vi /vs/bin/start_vs_now. I was able to get into the editor, but when I did the ":w" command, it returned with something to the effect that the file could not be open to be written. The only way to get out of it again was to do a :q!. In the editor, I put in just a "#" by itself, which didn't work. I then tried the whole command "# vi /vs/bin/start_vs_now" which still didn't work. I rebooted, and it did say at the end starting voice system (I don't remember what it said exactly, I didn't think to take pictures as I was getting ready) but then just sat and did nothing.
  20. @ThoughtPhreaker So I've run into some problems with installing. I got to the part where I login as root and start entering the commands listed above. Here is what I got for what I entered... # mkdir /mnt/cdrom mkdir: cannot create directory '/mnt/cdrom': File exists # mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom mount: block device /dev/cdrom is write-protected, mounting read-only # ./mnt/cdrom/autoinstall ksh: ./mnt/cdrom/autoinstall: not found # so I'm not sure where to go from here. I don't know what I might have done wrong. I saw in the edit that I was to do the autoinstall command before the vs command. Can you tell me what I need to do to correct this? I swear these things never go well for me... this is the kind of luck I have lol Also, I kept trying to post a pic of the screen from my phone but I kept running into 403 forbidden errors. Even after I removed the pic, I still couldn't post text only. I also couldn't access the site on my phone or PC via my home internet connection. I had to use my laptop tethered to my phone after restarting it to get a new ip address... something doesn't like me! EDIT: And yet now it just let me upload the screen shot here. So weird!!!!
  21. Welp, I was met with failure tonight. I'm trying to use CDBurnerXP to make burn a bootable cd for the install. Unfortunately, the program doesn't want to convert the .nrg file to ISO for me to boot. I tried a different method in the program to create an ISO disc, but the machine won't boot from it. I know that an .nrg is a Nero file, and before I go spending $50 to buy Nero, I wanted confirmation that I need to burn an ISO disc through that particular program for this to work. Or maybe there's something else I'm doing wrong that I just don't know about... but I'm a successful failure. Any suggestions? EDIT: never mind! I found a free nrg to ISO converter. Then burned the converted ISO to disc and now it’s installing. False alarm!
  22. Thanks! Got the files... I’ll burn them to a disc tonight. I’m sorry for all the questions... I guess in my mind this should be more difficult than it actually is. I’m thinking I have to finagle things to get this to work.
  23. Sure! As I mentioned towards the beginning of the thread, it'll format your hard drive without asking when the installer boots. Once you boot it, aside from the steps I talked about a couple posts before this, it'll set everything up.
  24. I dunno. To be honest, I've mostly stopped associating the age of equipment with any sort of relative interest; it's more about uniqueness. Superficially speaking, I guess the DMS-10 and the 4E are the oldest switches in the network when you think about design age. But the hardware has gone through a lot of revisions since it was first put in; a DMS-10 from 1977 isn't going to use PowerPC processors, SDRAM, or DSPs. The trunk cards are bound to be a lot smaller, larger capacity, and all that. One of my current theories is that DMS-10s with an Expanded Network configuration (if I understand correctly, Nortel underwent a project to revise the DMS-10's internal TDM network in the nineties, and significantly expand it's capacity in the process) may generate it's tones in a different way from the classic configuration, so for example the offhook tone won't have that characteristic weird modulation, and the ring will be a bit different. At some point, I'd like to make an up close and personal visit to a phone line served off two switches I know for sure are/aren't using this new configuration; I've seen some DMS-10s do some weird things, like bring you right to reorder if you flash from a payphone (and then to permanent signal if you do it again) that I'd like to compare side by side. Getting back to my point though, there's some stuff like older code (albeit maybe ported to a more recent OS depending on the switch) you're probably never going to get away from, but it's a bit superficial to say a switch is more or less old just because it's a certain model. That's a good question; there's a guy in IRC who was looking into C5 trunking not too long ago. I haven't been making that many international calls recently to be honest. But IRC and the conference are where most of the goings on are these days. At least judging by the regulars we get there, that's partly why the forums have been a bit empty. To be honest, I feel like I've been stretched thin for content at the moment between the rising numbers in the other two and some sudden shifts in real life circumstances. Anyway, I'd be surprised if everybody there wouldn't be down to help you with this. I definitely would be . I'm not exactly sure what you mean by old fashioned here, but I'm going to take a wild guess and throw this your way: ais_xtalk.flac This came as a complete surprise to me calling the Onancock, Virginia 5ESS a while ago. I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess the recording I'm trying to dial is one you've heard about a million times if you've called any place Verizon hasn't sold off to another company yet. But more importantly, it shows that wherever there's robbed bit trunking, some circuit switches, and a situation where you really don't need more than just a destination and possibly ANI associated with a call, some switch engineer not wanting to chew up STP resources will throw everything up over a trunk with MF. At one point, I talked to someone who worked at a tiny, middle of nowhere telco about this particular scenario. From what he said, it sounds like it's common to reuse older T-carrier equipment occasionally that breaks channels out to 4-wire E&M instead of offering any sort of digital interface. They had some really old Lenkurt carrier system for 911 that did just this. Anyway, at some point, he thought the transmit and receive leads on one of the channels must've shorted. If you're looking to play with trunks, a lot of this stuff is hiding in plain view; for example, I learned from a reliable source that a certain large company's private T-carrier network (hint: it's one with lots of Rolms, and it isn't Macys) uses DTMF for inter-office signaling. I know this is possibly getting away from the premise of being oldschool, but getting back to the whole thing about DMS-10s, someone I know is served out of one from an independent telco. Being the good sport that they are, they were nice enough to let me play with the dialout feature on their APMax voicemail, (why almost literally every independent DMS-10 has one of these boxes, I may never know. Though aside from that ridiculous voice they have, they're not bad) since they noticed it was a Sure enough, there's a bunch of six digit codes that terminate straight to a 5ESS tandem - I think an operator service one a long ways away from the switch. Several seven digit codes leave you stuck on a completely different tandem switch - I think for local stuff. Anyway, one of my pseudo-long term projects has been trying to figure out what exactly this is going to, why, and if it can be used to make some odd things happen. I'm optimistic to say the least. I'm not going to tell you the phone network is extremely relevant to every part of everyone's life. With the FCC stuff going on right now (long story short, same culprits as the net neutrality mess, same characteristic 180 on previous policies/ignoring of all objecting input, even from the industry. PM me if you want more info on what's going on/who is challenging the decision; the forum really isn't the place for this), it could potentially be in problematic shape down the road. But what I will say is when you explain what phreaking is all about to anybody in any technical circle - even when you get into tiny dry details, people listen. You wouldn't necessarily know it by the forums, but the community is growing too; I routinely hear new voices on the conference, something we could barely pitch up for two hours with four people when it started. Now we're entering territory where five hours isn't unusual, and it occasionally gets too crowded to get a word in. Here's my personal take on it: as the decade progresses, we've been sliding into a period where the internet is increasingly compulsory for things like work, but also the platform for an increasingly narrow set of companies, an increasingly politicized medium, and increasingly less anonymous. When you tell people there's a worldwide network that's can still be anonymous, as challenging as it is detailed and unique, and free of much of the drama from current events, the ideas behind being an 31337 phr34kz0r start to make some sense. The more creating, the more exploring and above all, the more inspiring that can be done... well, it can't hurt.
  25. 7zip (in WINE, makes it basically a Linux program all the same) Firefox GFTP Konsole Konversation Kwrite Open Office ssh Pcmanfm Wireshark (duh) VLC I use it as mainly a desktop system, don't have much use for development/programming tools since I'm mainly a hardware hacker. ...and sol.exe (NT 5.1.2600) in WINE, can't live without sol, right?
  26. Now that we're approaching the 6-month anniversary of the last (known) electromechanical switch leaving the North American PSTN, I have some questions... - What now is the oldest switch type out there of actual phreaking interest? Are we going to be looking at 4Es now for anything "ancient" and interesting? - What is the status of CCITT5? Is it out there in enough abundance to be research-worthy? And is it only in foreign-reachable areas? Or do we have domestic access to reach those places? - Do we have any hope of doing anything anywhere the old-phashioned way these days? Or have we been relegated to the bin of historical times, and the only way we find anything now is completely moving into the 21st century? It seems to be a depressing time to me for phreaking "as it was"... Maybe I just need to be reminded that we are still relevant. Heh.
  27. Unsure if this counts. I made an online digital footprint for a fictitious person. Subscribed to a bunch of random stuff online, submitted information with a the fictitious address, browsing history with Google, etc... etc... etc.. USPS still delivers mail to this person about once every few weeks. They have a Facebook, twitter, etc..... where posts and comments were made to put them in a specific demographic class. Every few days there will be mail for this person on the top off the mailboxes where I live because the postperson cannot find unit #1337. Buhahaha!
  28. What are some Linux desktop application you cannot live without? I am really amazed at how Linux has come over the past few years as a desktop operating system! No more than 5 years ago I had to run OSX to get the best of both worlds: a decent core computing platform with good productivity tools. However, in the last few years it is now a reality: Linux easily can match MacOS as a productive desktop platform. So apps making this possible for me: Productivity: - LibreOffice or OpenOffice - Google Keep (Chrome App) - Simple Note - Makagiga (todo manager a little more robust than what Google Keep can offer) - (chrome app) pretty polished, robust and free diagramming app - Journey (Chrome App) Journal app that is pretty polished - Caret polished cross-platform markup editor (simplenote just too many features for professional use) - Dropbox is cross-platform and the free storage plan is good enough to sync important files across systems Development: - JetBrains IDE's PHPStorm, WebStorm, and Pycharm (community) - Komodo Edit - offers a code runner, RegEx Toolkit and HTTP Debugger. Pricey but every few years it will go on sale for about 99 us - SublimeText - worth 75 bones for me. Atom just takes too long to load. - RazorSQL - about $99 for a cross-platform SQL swiss-army knife. - MySQL WorkBench - Virtual Box - VMWare Workstation (this supports level-1 nested hypervisors better for learning Hyper-V and vSphere) - CMD tools of course is where Linux is a powerhouse: phpbrew, Python, GIT (dropbox works well for small repositories :-) ), Vagrant, PHP, MySQL, etc... - Leptop code snippet manager Web / Internet / Networking - Chrome - Firefox for its dev extensions - HexChat - FileZilla - WireShark (duh) - nLoad - nTop Media: - VideoStream (Chrome Plugin for streaming to Chromecast) - Gimp - VLC - Pix image viewer
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