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  1. We used to scan entire exchanges by hand. Say one guy will do 800-555-1XXX another will do 2XXX etc and make lists of what each number is. You can probably find old text files of scans to start with. It looks like the numbers I was thinking of are dead now days so that won't help anyway. There is an old post about it where you might find some numbers that work, or an exchange to scan to find more. Decoder explained RCMAC in a pervious post. It used to be like the Holy Grail of noob phreaks. It is ANI (annie) and ANI II (Annie Eye Eye) not ANI 2. Also, not everyone calls it "Annie". I've had some debate with other phreaks about this in the past. Strom and I still can't decide who is right on this subject. When I worked for phone companies we called it "Annie" but it seems other phreaks and some telcos just call it A-N-I. This was also part of our debate on "telephony" being "Tel-eff-in-ee" or "Tel-uh-phony".
  2. Getting, or convincing an operator to dial a number for you is known as 'Op-diverting' and was the standard method of anonymizing a call for a very long time. Generally the op could find out who you were, or have "log" info, but in reality most telco employees were/are completely unaware of the idea of fraud or phreaks. "Hi there, I'm blind and having trouble dialing a number" worked for a long time, but then they got wise and some telcos started keeping track of which lines belonged to the blind and Deaf/HoH. It was much easier to fake an equipment malfunction like "I'm trying to call 555-1119 but the 9 button on my phone isn't working... I'm real sorry to bother you, but I'm really worried about my blah blah and need to make this call" worked like a charm for years. For a couple of years in the late 90s an early 2000s we were able to use an automated op-divert through a 10-code (later 10-10 code) system. The most popular was AT&T at 10-10-288 which is AT&Ts code. When you added a 0 to the end of the code you could get a prompt to dial even a toll free number, this would not only cause an ANI fail and re-assign a new ANI, sometimes it would assign an AT&T owned (ie; shows up as a phone in an office inside of AT&T) ANI and CID, or fail so hard it would assign a 6 digit ANI that started with a 1. the MCI ANAC 800-444-4444 is not a true ANAC and just reads back CID info, you can easily spoof this ANAC. There are still some good ANAC/Testing numbers out there that will give you true ANI, ANI II, and other test numbers. They're in the 800-555-xxxx exchange. I'll leave you to find them yourself In the mid 2000s manually op diverting started to get pretty hard, and when you could pull it off they would generally forward your ANI. The way me and my friends got around this took a lot of work. We opened every large box we could find, we called them Junction Boxes but I have no idea if we were correct in that, and looked for phone numbers written by line techs. Over time we compiled a list of numbers that they seem to call quite often and devised part of an exchange that belonged to internal departments of our ILEC. We scanned them, social engineered info out of them, and eventually had enough names, numbers, and information to get pretty much anything we wanted. I could call Brenda at XXX-0806 and tell her I was another employee (and used a real name she would know, but someone in a different town than her) and I lost my company directory and get her to transfer me to "John in Atalanta" or something like that. Once I did that I was calling within the ILEC carrying an internal ANI and they would do anything I wanted, give me a line out, transfer me to RCMAC, run tests, or anything really. I know this doesn't really answer your question but it reminded me of how we (my friends and I) did it in the 90s and 2000s.
  3. From what I've read it looks like they'll actually be improving TPB overall. I'm not sure why everyone seems to think that TPB is going to die. It looks like they are going to become easier to use, have more peers, faster speeds, more anonymity, and more custom features. I don't see at all how this is a bad thing.
  4. I agree with Djmollusk as well. Including the order he put it in. XHTML and CSS are quick and the tutorials at w3c schools are easy to learn from. This day in age if you do anything with web design you do need to know CSS and it's quite simple to learn and use.
  5. I'm really glad to hear milw0rm is going to continue. Milw0rm is a very important part of the community and it just wouldn't be the same without it. I generally do not subscribe to RSS feeds but milw0rm is one that I have actually subscribed to for a while and continue to check on a regular basis. Good news ;-)
  6. My contribution is more community based. I try to do my best to help people fix their problems, learn new things, and stuff like that. Debian has a rather new, since before Lenny launch, Marketing Team which spends it's time on press releases, getting the word out, and anything else that can be done to get the word out both online and in real life for Debian. I am not an official member of the Marketing Team but I do my best to lend them a hand whenever I can. I also run a blog dedicated to Debian which gives tips, tricks, news, updates, etc. I hope that websites like this help increase Debian's online community and makes it easier for anyone to get started with and continue to grow with Debian. Being a distro that is the base of so many other distros much of the information I have works downstream as well so that's nice. I do hope, eventually to get officially involved with the Debian Project but don't see myself doing that for a while now.
  7. Kompozer - gimp -
  8. If you are looking to play with BSD and want a comfortable environment then why don't you get Debian GNU/KfreeBSD a try. It's basically the GNU over FreeBSD and it includes debian packages and the debian package management system (dpkg/apt) which I think would help in easing into using unix for the first time. I've never tried it myself but that's just because I'm not really that interested in BSD. I do have friends who have used it and had good reviews. In general for Debian installs there are multiple discs. You really only need to install the first disc which is the base system and then you can do the rest online if you wish. I always just use a single ISO and add anything else I think I need later. Check it out at http://www.debian.or...s/kfreebsd-gnu/
  9. I've been trying to gather a list of Adobe AIR applications that work on Linux that are really useful. There are plenty of AIR apps out there but most them seem more like toys to me than anything I would use on a regular basis. As is the only app I use for AIR right now is TweetDeck. AIR has brought a new method to distribute cross platform software and is making it easier for app developers to include Linux when in the planning stages. I'm expecting some great stuff to come along but just haven't seen much yet. So what AIR apps do you use?
  10. +1 --- AVG used to always slow my box down when it was scanning or not. After years of being Windows free I recently am back using XP on a box. The newest version of AVG seems to run much much lighter than previous versions. I personally suggest AVG Free.
  11. In most cases an inmate can not make a direct call. Even in situations where the facility offers a free call it registers as a collect call when ringing through. Anyone with a collect call block can not get the calls. Outbound calls will be handled by the IXC of that facilities choice. This can depend for Jails by county, on the state level by the Dept of Corrections, and on the Federal Level by the Bureau of Prisons. Over all the phone system has had many stops put in place so that they can control what is going on. This stops unauthorized contacts, harassment, and many other things that can happen in an uncontrolled communications environment within a correctional facility. Have your friend look over the telephone rules for his facility. Usually there is a guidebook, similar to an employee handbook, for these places which he should have been issued upon intake. If he does not have it then he can usually ask a CO for one. Other inmates tend to know all the rules as well. Make sure you know what he can and can't do before you go off giving him a way to thwart their restrictions. It may be cheaper and easier for you to just put some money on his books instead of paying for phone numbers, equipment, and service.
  12. As mentioned before Asterisk may work well for you in the beginning stage of your effort. A small software PBX can handle a decent amount of traffic, include features that you usually pay the telco for and give you greater control of your communications. I have used Asterisk both at home and at call centers that seat slightly over one hundred reps. Depending on your knowledge, available hardware, and willingness to start learning the ins and outs of VoIP, PBXs and Asterisk, then you may not need to look anywhere else. Take some time to check out all soft PBXs you can find, make sure to find what suits you best. If you need more help with understanding anything then I'm sure there is plenty of people on this forum that will try their best to point you in the right direction.
  13. Actually "Top Gun" is the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School and was started at MCAS Miramar in 1969 (then NAS Miramar). Fighter weapons school aka Top Gun is now standard for most all Naval Aviators in a Fighter/Attack (F/A) Aircraft. It really had nothing to do with the movie other than fame, and possibly the fact that more people went to "Top Gun" after 1986. HOWEVER.. TOPGUN IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER OF ALL TIME I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU SAY!! Now I return you to our current topic.... </jack>
  14. reminds me of the flat earth society