[E3-hacking] previous amstrad emailer

e3-hacking@earth.li e3-hacking@earth.li
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 20:07:37 +0100

On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 08:03:30PM +0100, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 06:39:51PM +0100, paul@gamma.sbrk.co.uk wrote:

> > 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.

> Interesting; I can't find a similar file stored on the E3 filesystem. I
> wonder if it gets written after registration and is in the binary until
> then.

Very possible.
> > 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.
> I couldn't figure out a way to do this; I tried setting a prefix, but it
> didn't want to let me. Perhaps I should try harder. :)

I seem to remember that if you try to register several times and
always fail, it eventually prompts you for a new phone number. It's
been a year since I had to do this though.