[E3-hacking] previous amstrad emailer

e3-hacking@earth.li e3-hacking@earth.li
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 18:39:51 +0100

On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 05:34:39PM +0100, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> Do you have any documentation you could share on what it tries to
> connect to and request? Also what format are the username/password in -
> I tried to connect to the Amstrad dialup stuff with my Amserve details
> and a normal PC, but that didn't seem to do the trick.

I think there is a single username and password that is common to
all the amstrads. This username and password is stored in the configuration
file that it starts out with and that it downloads. I'm not sure I
feel comfortable in disclosing it publicly though. All the URLs it
requests are also stored in the config file, i.e. the ones for registration
and adverts etc. All you need to do to determine it is to set up a PPP
server and get the amstrad to dial it. I'm sure you can change the
registration number manually so you don't need a pbx to do this.

The reason I'm not comfortable is that once you have these details,
their charging system for SMSs, games etc. crumbles into nothingness.
I'm certainly not interested in sending SMSs from the amstrad or
playing games on it, but just wanted it as a decent answering machine.