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Hacking and Tymnet

Posted: September 27th, 2009 Author: Synthecide

There are literally hundreds of systems connected to some of these larger networks, like Tymnet and Telenet.

Navigation around these networks is very simple, and usually well explained in their on-line documentation. Furthermore, some systems will actually tell you what is connected and how to get to it.

In the case of Tymnet, after dialing in, at the log in prompt, type "information" for the on-line documentation. Accessing systems through networks is as simple as providing an address for it to connect to. The best way to learn about the addresses and how to do things on a network is to read "A Novice's Guide to Hacking (1989 Edition)" which was in Issue 22, File 4 of 12, Volume Two (December 23, 1988).

Some points are re-iterated here. Once on a network, you provide the NUA (network user address) of the system you wish to connect to. NUAs are strings of 15 digits, broken up in to 3 fields, the NETWORK ADDRESS, the AREA PREFIX, and the DNIC. Each field has 5 digits, and are left padded with 0's where necessary. The DNIC determines which network to take the address from. Tymnet, for example, is 03106. 03110 is Telenet.

The AREA PREFIX and NETWORK ADDRESS determine the connection point. By providing the address of the system that you wish to connect to, you will be accessing it through the net... as if you were calling it directly. Obviously, then, this provides one more level of security for access. By connecting to an outdial, you can increase again the level of security you enjoy, by using the outdial in that area to connect to the remote system.

Addendum -- Accessing Tymnet Over Local Packet Networks This is just another way to get that extra step and/or bypass other routes. This table is copied from Tymnet's on-line information. As said earlier, it's a great resource, this on-line information!

BELL ATLANTIC
NODE CITY STATE SPEED ACCESS NUMBER NTWK
---- ------------------- -------------- ------ ------------ ----
03526 DOVER DELAWARE 300/2400 302/734-9465 @PDN
03526 GEORGETOWN DELAWARE 300/2400 302/856-7055 @PDN
03526 NEWARK DELAWARE 300/2400 302/366-0800 @PDN
03526 WILMINGTON DELAWARE 300/1200 302/428-0030 @PDN
03526 WILMINGTON DELAWARE 2400 302/655-1144 @PDN

06254 WASHINGTON DIST. OF COL. 300/1200 202/479-7214 @PDN
06254 WASHINGTON (MIDTOWN) DIST. OF COL. 2400 202/785-1688 @PDN
06254 WASHINGTON (DOWNTOWN) DIST. OF COL. 300/1200 202/393-6003 @PDN
06254 WASHINGTON (MIDTOWN) DIST. OF COL. 300/1200 202/293-4641 @PDN
06254 WASHINGTON DIST. OF COL. 300/1200 202/546-5549 @PDN
06254 WASHINGTON DIST. OF COL. 300/1200 202/328-0619 @PDN
06254 BETHESDA MARYLAND 300/1200 301/986-9942 @PDN
06254 COLESVILLE MARYLAND 300/2400 301/989-9324 @PDN
06254 HYATTSVILLE MARYLAND 300/1200 301/779-9935 @PDN
06254 LAUREL MARYLAND 300/2400 301/490-9971 @PDN
06254 ROCKVILLE MARYLAND 300/1200 301/340-9903 @PDN
06254 SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 300/1200 301/495-9911 @PDN

07771 BERNARDSVILLE NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/766-7138 @PDN
07771 CLINTON NEW JERSEY 300-1200 201/730-8693 @PDN
07771 DOVER NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/361-9211 @PDN
07771 EATONTOWN/RED BANK NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/758-8000 @PDN
07771 ELIZABETH NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/289-5100 @PDN
07771 ENGLEWOOD NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/871-3000 @PDN
07771 FREEHOLD NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/780-8890 @PDN
07771 HACKENSACK NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/343-9200 @PDN
07771 JERSEY CITY NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/659-3800 @PDN
07771 LIVINGSTON NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/533-0561 @PDN
07771 LONG BRANCH/RED BANK NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/758-8000 @PDN
07771 MADISON NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/593-0004 @PDN
07771 METUCHEN NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/906-9500 @PDN
07771 MIDDLETOWN NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/957-9000 @PDN
07771 MORRISTOWN NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/455-0437 @PDN
07771 NEWARK NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/623-0083 @PDN
07771 NEW BRUNSWICK NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/247-2700 @PDN
07771 NEW FOUNDLAND NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/697-9380 @PDN
07771 PASSAIC NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/473-6200 @PDN
07771 PATERSON NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/345-7700 @PDN
07771 PHILLIPSBURG NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/454-9270 @PDN
07771 POMPTON LAKES NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/835-8400 @PDN
07771 RED BANK NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/758-8000 @PDN
07771 RIDGEWOOD NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/445-4800 @PDN
07771 SOMERVILLE NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/218-1200 @PDN
07771 SOUTH RIVER NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/390-9100 @PDN
07771 SPRING LAKE NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/974-0850 @PDN
07771 TOMS RIVER NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/286-3800 @PDN
07771 WASHINGTON NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/689-6894 @PDN
07771 WAYNE/PATERSON NEW JERSEY 300/2400 201/345-7700 @PDN

03526 ALLENTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/435-0266 @PDN
11301 ALTOONA PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 814/946-8639 @PDN
11301 ALTOONA PENNSYLVANIA 2400 814/949-0505 @PDN
03526 AMBLER PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/283-2170 @PDN
10672 AMBRIDGE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/266-9610 @PDN
10672 CARNEGIE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/276-1882 @PDN
10672 CHARLEROI PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/483-9100 @PDN
03526 CHESTER HEIGHTS PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/358-0820 @PDN
03526 COATESVILLE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/383-7212 @PDN
10672 CONNELLSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/628-7560 @PDN
03526 DOWNINGTON/COATES. PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/383-7212 @PDN
03562 DOYLESTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/340-0052 @PDN
03562 GERMANTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215-843-4075 @PDN
10672 GLENSHAW PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/487-6868 @PDN
10672 GREENSBURG PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/836-7840 @PDN
11301 HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 717/236-3274 @PDN
11301 HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA 2400 717/238-0450 @PDN
10672 INDIANA PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/465-7210 @PDN
03526 KING OF PRUSSIA PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/270-2970 @PDN
03526 KIRKLYN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/789-5650 @PDN
03526 LANSDOWNE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/626-9001 @PDN
10672 LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/537-0340 @PDN
11301 LEMOYNE/HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 717/236-3274 @PDN
10672 MCKEESPORT PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/673-6200 @PDN
10672 NEW CASTLE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/658-5982 @PDN
10672 NEW KENSINGTON PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/337-0510 @PDN
03526 NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/270-2970 @PDN
03526 PAOLI PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/648-0010 @PDN
03562 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/923-7792 @PDN
03562 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/557-0659 @PDN
03562 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/545-7886 @PDN
03562 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/677-0321 @PDN
03562 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 2400 215/625-0770 @PDN
10672 PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/281-8950 @PDN
10672 PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412-687-4131 @PDN
10672 PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA 2400 412/261-9732 @PDN
10672 POTTSTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/327-8032 @PDN
03526 QUAKERTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/538-7032 @PDN
03526 READING PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/375-7570 @PDN
10672 ROCHESTER PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/728-9770 @PDN
03526 SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 717/348-1123 @PDN
03526 SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA 2400 717/341-1860 @PDN
10672 SHARON PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/342-1681 @PDN
03526 TULLYTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/547-3300 @PDN
10672 UNIONTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/437-5640 @PDN
03562 VALLEY FORGE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/270-2970 @PDN
10672 WASHINGTON PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/223-9090 @PDN
03526 WAYNE PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 215/341-9605 @PDN
10672 WILKINSBURG PENNSYLVANIA 300/1200 412/241-1006 @PDN

06254 ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA 300/1200 703/683-6710 @PDN
06254 ARLINGTON VIRGINIA 300/1200 703/524-8961 @PDN
06254 FAIRFAX VIRGINIA 300/1200 703/385-1343 @PDN
06254 MCLEAN VIRGINIA 300/1200 703/848-2941 @PDN

@PDN BELL ATLANTIC - NETWORK NAME IS PUBLIC DATA NETWORK (PDN)

(CONNECT MESSAGE)
. . . _< _C _R _> _ (SYNCHRONIZES DATA SPEEDS)
WELCOME TO THE BPA/DST PDN
*. T _< _C _R _> _ (TYMNET ADDRESS)

131069 (ADDRESS CONFIRMATION - TYMNET DNIC)
COM (CONFIRMATION OF CALL SET-UP)

-GWY 0XXXX- TYMNET: PLEASE LOG IN: (HOST # WITHIN DASHES)

BELL SOUTH

NODE CITY STATE DENSITY ACCESS NUMBER MODEM
----- -------------------- -------------- ------ ------------ -----
10207 ATLANTA GEORGIA 300/1200 404/261-4633 @PLSK
10207 ATHENS GEORGIA 300/1200 404/354-0614 @PLSK
10207 COLUMBUS GEORGIA 300/1200 404/324-5771 @PLSK
10207 ROME GEORGIA 300/1200 404/234/7542 @PLSK

@PLSK BELLSOUTH - NETWORK NAME IS PULSELINK

(CONNECT MESSAGE)
. . . _ _< _C _R > (SYNCHRONIZES DATA SPEEDS)
(DOES NOT ECHO TO THE TERMINAL)
CONNECTED
PULSELINK
1 _3 _1 _0 _6 _ (TYMNET ADDRESS)
(DOES NOT ECHO TO THE TERMINAL)

PULSELINK: CALL CONNECTED TO 1 3106

-GWY 0XXXX- TYMNET: PLEASE LOG IN: (HOST # WITHIN DASHES)

PACIFIC BELL

NODE CITY STATE DENSITY ACCESS NUMBER NTWK
----- ------------------- -------------- ------ ------------ ----
03306 BERKELEY CALIFORNIA 300/1200 415-548-2121 @PPS
06272 EL SEGUNDO CALIFORNIA 300/1200 213-640-8548 @PPS
06272 FULLERTON CALIFORNIA 300/1200 714-441-2777 @PPS
06272 INGLEWOOD CALIFORNIA 300/1200 213-216-7667 @PPS
06272 LOS ANGELES(DOWNTOWN) CALIFORNIA 300/1200 213-687-3727 @PPS
06272 LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 300/1200 213-480-1677 @PPS
03306 MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIFORNIA 300/1200 415-960-3363 @PPS
03306 OAKLAND CALIFORNIA 300/1200 415-893-9889 @PPS
03306 PALO ALTO CALIFORNIA 300/1200 415-325-4666 @PPS
06272 PASADENA CALIFORNIA 300/1200 818-356-0780 @PPS
03306 SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 300/1200 415-543-8275 @PPS
03306 SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 300/1200 415-626-5380 @PPS
03306 SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 300/1200 415-362-2280 @PPS
03306 SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA 300/1200 408-920-0888 @PPS
06272 SANTA ANNA CALIFORNIA 300/1200 714-972-9844 @PPS
06272 VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA 300/1200 818-780-1066 @PPS

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