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  1. 3 points
    If you dial extension 8411-8414 it will make the automated voice say "Lane ""1-4"" Most pharmacies dont have more than two lanes. So if youre there waiting for a script, dial ext 8413 to hear the voice on the loudspeaker say "lane 3" and watch the employees confusion. its hilarious.
  2. 2 points
    I found something kinda funny yet possibly intentional and thought you guys might appreciate it. So assuming it's after hours or the weekend where you are, give a Morgan Stanley office a call. Pretty much any of them will work. If you don't have one, here: 800-488-0181. Pretty much all of them have toll-frees if you look at the branch's website - http://www.morganstanleyfa.com/locator/ . Anyway, when the IVR picks up, press 2 and it'll ask you for an "eleven digit extension". Give it a toll-free, and it'll connect you. While it will pass ANI, it does accept calls from payphones and will hide class of service digits. Interesting, it does add an RDNIS field to the call to indicate it was forwarded. Try calling 800-330-8829 from it to get the number it's claiming to forward from.
  3. 1 point
    Like everyone says every time we do one of these, it's been a while! Show us your tastes in shameless materialism! $30 PCIE quad T1/E1 Dialogic DM3 card https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dialogic-Digital-Fax-Board-T1-E1-PCIe-DMV1200BTEPEQ-DMV1200BTEPJP-Telephony/282838946135?epid=1922689281&hash=item41da83d157:g:IAYAAOSwR21ZwpAK These are really nice cards for a number of reasons. The one holdback is you really need to know C to make them worth your while. If you have anything that speaks T1 and can stomach a bit of programming though, they are very much worth it. I'm running a similar model that routinely gets at least a couple hours of use every day. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cisco-IAD2431-SPIAD2431-1T1E1-V03-2-Port-10-100-Wired-Router-IAD2431-1T1E1/263503336710?epid=99404097&hash=item3d5a05d506:g:KFIAAOSwaMhZwtZb Cisco IAD2431-1T1E1 router. You can't beat a Meridian or Definity for home use - there's no getting around that, but these are surprisingly flexible for a home network if you can tolerate the Cisco CLI, have a channel bank to use some analog lines with, and don't have enough room for a larger PBX like the aforementioned ones (and don't want to write a switch program to work with the card I just linked; they have GR-303 stacks). These particular models do TDM hairpinning as well, so the call is end to end circuit switched when there's no DSP involvement. There's really cheap VIC modules for FXO, ISDN BRI (though it won't do data calls), FXS (I'd recommend the channel bank though; I like it better than the Cisco analog stuff), etc lying around as well to make it interface with whatever you have. Just beware; it does have IVR capabilities, but they kinda suck. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Carrier-Access-Adit-600-Unit-with-3-FXS-Cards-TDM-Controller/183114060632?hash=item2aa272d358:g:HE0AAOSwJGlZhPg7 Adit 600 channel bank. Cheap as they come, and as good as they get for home POTS stuff. They also do weird things like ISDN BRI if you can find the cards for them. 8434DX phone for the Definity. The VFD tends to be indescribably awesome on these, and on the later phones (post-1997 or so; look for any without the AT&T logo), have off the shelf Noritake VFDs you can get for cheap to swap them with. Especially nice if you get stuck with a set that has a worn VFD. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Avaya-Lucent-Definity-8434DX-Display-Phone-in-Black-Refurbished-1Yr-Warranty/360688304873?hash=item53fab2c2e9:g:VywAAOSwaB5Xtk5r https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telos-Zephyr-ISDN-Codec-9202-Layer-III-II/232683424480?hash=item362d034ae0:g:TS0AAOSwjY1aixyk Telos Zephyr; ISDN MP2/MP3 audio transceiver. These are buckets of fun if you have access to one; most radio stations and recording studios have compatible models you can connect to and get really nice sounding feeds of their mixing consoles from. Also, http://wpr.org/isdn/ . The newer Xstream models tend to answer automatically for normal phone calls and patch you into their audio input instead of deny them as these do. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TASCAM-DR-07-Portable-Digital-Recorder-W-SD-Card/112853473299?epid=99407338&hash=item1a46975813:g:cDAAAOSwHM1any6e Tascam DR-07; these are flash based field recorders. I've been using one for about eight years, and can attest to them being a great way to record your, er, mishaps on the PSTN, among other things. Also, they tend to not break. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Meridian-NTFX00-M5317-ISDN-Office-Phone-Business-Telephone-FREE-SHIPPING/281650822675?hash=item4193b27e13:g:pJMAAOSwqu9VHZ9O Nortel ISDN BRI phone.
  4. 1 point
    Sorry I've been so hard to get ahold of! It's been a busy month (though in about a week, that'll change). I've still been scanning and confing and stuff - and occasionally helping Technotite with the Eastern European switches, but I've been farming a lot of the former out to my computers. If nothing else, I've found a way to make scanning way more efficient without having to deal with automatic signal processing. EDIT: This isn't C5, but I found it interesting and still relevant to the thread. 18677709599.wav Sorry about the automatic gain control. If you're curious what it was outpulsing, it's KP+867-920-3660+(KP2)<pause>KP+0-770-9599-ST. Try pressing 0 when the queue system bumps you to voicemail; you'll wind up at the main auto-attendant, and given the run of the PBX. Also, that PBX appears to have a hundred block dedicated to it.
  5. 1 point
    This guy, er, doesn't seem very receptive to new things. That being said, in all fairness, how contemporary an audio codec is is extremely relative. AAC is certainly one of the more used ones out there, and it was introduced a year before the Cook codec this guy is using. It still doesn't change the relatively low sample rate or that it buffers like it's 1998 (niche product or not, who pays for an effectively broken stream exactly?) or, well, that Real Player is still Real Player. That whole "I have a black box and nobody is allowed to touch it" model reminds me a lot of the other crap that faded into obscurity, like QSound, Q-Zar and HD Radio. I always thought the huge resistance to anybody seeing how it worked was hilarious.
  6. 1 point
    It's easier to pin failure on a convenient scapegoat, so much the better if it's a faceless group like "pirates." There's a guy who was selling a closed-source version of some open source community developed hardware who's got a thing against me, as I revived the original open source project and started selling hardware kits again. His business failure is definitely because of me, or so he claims Not, you know, selling a low-quality copy at a higher price and then closing the source on the people who *created* the original!
  7. 1 point
    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 bit...off. 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.
  8. 1 point
    Ironically, this seems to have come up in a recent Telephreak meeting of the minds last weekend. So some thoughts and comments: First, iWar does *not* do VoIP. It only does VoIP dialing and Signal Analysis (same as WarVox)... the rest is up to you. There is no modem software built into iWar. So out of the box, you could have iWar call and have it interpret certain tones. Warvox does essentially the same thing but with a web front end and prettier pictures. That said, during last weekend, the topic was discussed and what it would take to do regular scanning of the PSTN at scale. Essentially a scan of the entire US/Canada phone network in a frequency to be useful. Ideally, we would want to record every call and have it available for future analysis as the only true way of mapping those goodies would be to just listen, try to do some machine learning to identify and match across the entire dataset. Due to the latency involved, it seems impossible. But is it? Maybe I'm looking for a sanity test. Recording would involve playing the beeping tone on our side while we listen to the other to keep in compliance with telephone recording laws and that pesky one-party/two-party duality. Also, recently, I came across a piece of software that fills in the piece that was left out of SpanDSP for use with an analog modem. It doesn't hit the faster speeds like V32bis or V90 but I'm not trying for speed. I haven't tried it yet so I'm not going to post a link to something that could be bunk. But I'm hoping it does. Lastly, CID/CNAM: So lots of providers out there offer it, but also noticed there are lots of apps and websites that are also doing the same thing for free. Like okcaller and other. Along with Telcodata and what's left of Bell's Mind data (who really should come back to us - we miss you) that should assist in weeding out what not to call. Since there are more mobile/VoIP lines than old fashion landlines (i would think now), that should reduce the scope of what needs to be scanned regularly - especially if it's been identified in an earlier scan as a voice/human line, then maybe only bother them once a year. So, am I insane for considering this? Is this possible? Could it be done and be turned into a public database? Could it be done on a global scale? I mention all of this in the name of historical network cartography and not as a hacker looking for a toy company...
  9. 1 point
    Woah! Are there any recordings of this? Or better yet, any way to access this network over the phone? I can't exactly see Russia from my house, but I'm on the very western tip of the US. Just say the word and I'll throw up a phone patch, SDR, and whatever antenna works well for VHF.