Re: Backwards Message Hack
Article: 7378 of alt.hackers From: email@example.com (Bruce Tomlin) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Backwards Message Hack Date: 13 Feb 1995 21:14:37 -0800 Organization: San Antonio, TX Lines: 18 Approved: nobody Message-ID: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Host: crl8.crl.com X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] Status: RO
John William Chambless (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote in alt.hackers: >obPatheticHack: writing a finger daemon that: >5. does a "email@example.com", logs that info, AND > sends it back to the fingerer. Which is really pathetic if the other site is running a finger daemon too. This creates a finger-loop, resulting in pissed-off admins. ObHack: I found an Apple II 3.5" drive at a thrift store for 6 bucks the other day. I tried to get it to work with this old Laser 128 in yet another attempt to get ProDOS running, and it didn't work. So I took it out and took the raw drive guts out (not that extra board that lets the drives be daisy-chained). I took the plug out of my Mac's external drive (itself a story for another ObHack) and stick it into this drive. Presto, it worked! It's only 800k, but for six bucks I can't complain, plus I can hack it into being a "real" external drive for the Mac.