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Current issue : #42 | Release date : 1993-03-01 | Editor : Erik Bloodaxe
IntroductionErik Bloodaxe
Phrack Loopback / Editorial Page / Line NoisePhrack Staff
Phrack Pro-Phile on Lord DigitalLord Digital
Packet Switched Network SecurityChris Goggans
Tymnet Diagnostic ToolsProfessor Falken
A User's Guide to XRAYNOD
Useful Commands for the TP3010 Debug PortG. Tenet
Sprintnet Directory Part ISkylar
Sprintnet Directory Part IISkylar
Sprintnet Directory Part IIISkylar
Guide to EncryptionThe Racketeer
The Freedom Of Information Act and YouVince Niel
PWNDatastream Cowboy
Title : Introduction
Author : Erik Bloodaxe
                              ==Phrack Magazine==

                   Volume Four, Issue Forty-Two, File 1 of 14

                                 Issue 42 Index

                               P H R A C K   4 2

                                 March 1, 1993

        ~ Happy Anniversary Bill Cook & Tim Foley, we love you both! ~

Here it is.  Amidst all the fanfare and hoopla, Phrack 42 leaps from
your electronic mail box to infect your very soul.   It was just a few
short years ago on this day that one of the greatest abuses of
governmental authority took place in the happy little town of Austin,
Texas.  This issue marks the three year anniversary of these raids and a
hearty hello goes out to Bellcore, The United States Secret Service, and
the US District Attorney's Office.

As many of you have read previously, or otherwise heard through the
electronic grapevines, Dispater is no longer editor of Phrack.  Your
new editor, as I was most recently referred to so lovingly by
my long-time friend John Lee on the alt.cyberpunk Usenet group:
"the long hair and heavy metal beer drinking Texan that
Bruce Sterling finds so .. ahem.. 'attractive'."  In case you don't get
the joke, my name is Erikb, and I'm a hacker.

There are a few very distinct differences beginning with this issue of
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      Editor-In-Chief : Erik Bloodaxe (aka Chris Goggans)
                3L33t : K L & T K
                 News : Datastream Cowboy
          Photography : Restricted Data Transmissions & dFx
            Publicity : (Please, God, no more press)
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            Thanks To : Professor Falken, Vince Niel, Skylar
                        Rack, NOD, G. Tenet, Frosty
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Version: 2.1


  -= Phrack 42 =-
 Table Of Contents
 1. Introduction by The Editor                                 14K
 2. Phrack Loopback / Editorial Page / Line Noise              48K
 3. Phrack Pro-Phile on Lord Digital                           22K
 4. Packet Switched Network Security by Chris Goggans          22K
 5  Tymnet Diagnostic Tools by Professor Falken                35K
 6. A User's Guide to XRAY by NOD                              11K
 7. Useful Commands for the TP3010 Debug Port by G. Tenet      28K
 8. Sprintnet Directory Part I by Skylar                       49K
 9. Sprintnet Directory Part II by Skylar                      45K
10. Sprintnet Directory Part III by Skylar                     46K
11. Guide to Encryption by The Racketeer [HFC]                 32K
12. The Freedom Of Information Act and You by Vince Niel       42K
13. HoHoCon from Various Sources                               51K
14. PWN by Datastream Cowboy                                   29K

                                                      Total:  474K

     Phrack 42 is dedicated to John Guinasso, director of global
     network security, BT North America, without whose immortal comments,
     many would have never been motivated to write.

     "If you mess with our network and we catch you -- which we always
     do -- you will go down."  (John Guinasso, Information Week, July 13, 1992)

     "Hell, WE owned Tymnet before BT did!"
     (Anonymous hacker-type, Random Telephone Call, 1993)

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