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Why do you scan? What is a scan? How do you scan?

I tried to google, but I really didn't get any good solid information.

Thanks.

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Why do we scan? To find interesting numbers. You can find some really neat things. Old/weird error msgs, DATUs, milliwatts, loop lines, and sometimes things that will just confuse you. And if you're lucky. Sometimes you can find an exchange listing on NANPA, and then look em up in your phone book. If you see an exchange listed from NANPA but not in the phone book... a treasure trove of cool things in these exchanges. So yeah. Basically: To find any interesting numbers.

What is a scan? A scan is... a scan of about 100 numbers (most of the time) and usually is of the high end or low end of an exchange (when looking for test numbers/strange numbers) A scan of YOUR local exchange's high end (assuming your telephone number is 123-456-7890) might look like this:

123-456-99XX (dial all numbers starting at 123-456-9900 and going until 123-456-9999)

Low end:

123-456-00XX (dial all numbers starting at 123-456-0000 and going until 123-456-0000)

How do you scan? Some use a wardialer (a program utilizing a modem connected to a phone line to dial numbers for you) and some hand-scan (dial with a phone and their hand) I prefer to hand-scan. I can control everything about it.

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handscanning is almost the universal pass time of phreaks worldwide.

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You know the best place for handscanning right?

http://chromedpork.net

We would be more than happy to accept any scans.

of course you get full credit.

Also, come hang out wit us over in #phreaking on irc.chromedpork.net

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Damn, I haven't seen a good scan in a while. I feel the need to do one.

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NOTE - I know this is an old topic and I apologize if this is an inconvenience

I found this info useful, Google doesn't help much when looking for information like this. I think this could be helpful to other new phreaks.

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