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An Introduction to MILNET


                                ==Phrack Inc.==

                Volume Three, Issue Thirty-four, File #7 of 11
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                    |      An Introduction to MILNET      |
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        : :Introduction: :

     First of all MILNET is a system used by branches of the military for
unclassified communications.  MILNET produces that infamous TAC login xxx.  TAC
MILNET is run out of the University of Southern California.  USC is the ISI
master dial up.  I would also like to point out that the Department of Defense
tends to frown on people browsing through there system.  With that in mind,
here is a basic overview of MILNET operations.

        : :Logging On: :

    MILNET can be reached over through the "nets" or can be directly connected
to by dialing 1-800-368-2217 or 213-306-1366.  The later is the ISI master dial
up.  Most military bases connect through the 800 dial up owned by AT&T.

ISIE MASTER LOGON PROCEDURE
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1> call 213-306-1366
2> when the phone stops ringing you are connected
3> enter location number (9 digits) + 1 or 0
4> hang up and it will call you
5> pick up the phone and hit the '*' on your phone
6> hit a carriage return on the computer
7> at the 'what class?' prompt hit RETURN
8> then a 'go' prompt will appear and log on as you would the 800 number.

MILNET LOGIN PROCEDURE
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> When you first connect you will see:

'WELCOME TO DDN. FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY.TAC LOGIN
CALL NIC 1-800-235-3155 FOR HELP
WRPAT TAC 113 #:36

> the person logging on types:

@o 1/103

 YOU ALWAYS TYPE @o then other connections are:
                          ISIA             3/103
                          ISIB          10:3/52
                          ISID          10:0/27
                          ISIE             1/103    (THE EXAMPLE)
                          ISIF             2/103
                          VAX A         10:2/27

> Next you will see a 'USER-ID' prompt. The first 4 characters vary but it is
is always followed by a '-' and what ever connection you choose.

User-Id:   (example)  CER5-ISIE or MRW1-ISIE

> The first three letters are the initials of the user followed by a random
number (1-9).

Access Code: (example) 2285UNG6A or 22L8KK5CH

> An access code will never contain a ( 1, 0, G, Z).

@ USERNAME + PASSWORD        IE USERNAME SAC.512AREFW-LGTO

THE USERNAME EXPLANATION:
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     The first 3 letters in the example given above are SAC. This stands for
Strategic Air Command, a branch of the Air Force.  Following that is a "."
Then the unit number and the prime mission.  In this case 512AREFW", (512th
AIR REFUELING WING).  Then a '-' and the Individual Squadron name 'LGTO'
(LOGISTICS GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS), a fancy name for the motor pool.
     The password will not be echoed back and should be entered after the
username.  The new user password as a default is: NEW-UZER-ACNT.

        : :Options: :

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO SAC USERS:
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ADUTY   aids in management of additional duty assignments.
        (International help - use the ? and <ESC> keys, HELP.)

ARCHIVE requests files to be stored on tape for later retrieval.
        (Type HELP ARCHIVE <RET> at TOPS-20.)

CHAT    Provides near real time communication between terminal users on the
          same host computer.
        (Use ? with CHAT.)

DAILY   Executive appointment scheduling program

DCOPY   Handles output on DIABLO and XEROX printers

EMACS   Powerful full-screen text editor
FOLLOW  Suspense follow up program

FTP     provides file transfer capabilities between host computers

FKEYS   allows user to define function key (real spiffaruni)

HELP    the command used by stupid generals or hackers that have never used
        milnet before

HERMES  E-Mail

NCPCALC spreadsheet program

PHOTO   saves transcripts of sessions

REMIND  sends user-created reminders

RIPSORT a sophisticated data sorting program
        (Described in SAC's User manual (sorry))

SCRIBE  a powerful text formatter for preparing documents.
        (ISI's manual, SCRIBE manual - soon on MILNET V.2)

SPELL   text file spelling checker.
        (HELP at TOPS-20 and <DOCUMENTATION> directory international help -?)

SUSCON  allows the creating, sending, and clearing of suspenses.
        (international help - ? and <ESC>, HELP command)

TACOPY  used for printing hard copies of files
        (international help - ?)

TALK    pretty much the same as chat.

TIPCOPY predecessor of TACOPY

TEACH-EMACS     (SELF EXPLANATORY: GIVES LIST OF COMMANDS)

TN      Tel-Net provides multi-host access on MILNET.
        (HELP at TOPS-20 and <DOCUMENTATION> directory,
         international help - use ? and <ESC>)

XED     line oriented text editor.
        (HELP at TOPS-20 and <DOCUMENTATION> directory)

        : :Logging Out: :

TYPE:  @L

        : :ID Card: :

     When a user gets a MILNET account he/she receives a card in the mail that
looks similar to the diagram below.  It is credit card sized and will be blue &
white.
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/                                       \
| HOST USC-ISIE 26.1.0.103              |
| HOST ADMINISTRATOR GORDON,VICKI L.    |
|---------------------------------------|
| DDN CARD HOLDER:                      |
| SMITH, BILL A, 1st LT.                |
| CARD 418475                           |
|---------------------------------------|
| USER ID:CER5-ISIE                     |
| ACCESS CODE:2285ANI6A                 |
| USERNAME: SAC.512AREFW-LGTO           |
| PASSWORD: NEW-UZER-ACNT               |
\_______________________________________/
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