Subject: What's Hacking VAX Special - 4
From: David Lightman (Level 30) [A dude who wanted access]
Sent: 3/1/90 at 2:53 pm
HELP - This command will bring up the HELP program.
This is just a clumsy imitation of what you
are reading. (heh heh)
LIBRARY - Used for archive purposes. You will proba-
bly not use this command much if you are new.
I am mentioning it now because I will type up
a more in depth discussion of VAX later on
the "What's Hacking?" sub boards.
LOGOUT - Logs you out.
MAIL - Loads the mail program. Used to send mail to
others users and CAN (YES, IT CAN) be used to
send mail (or other) to (OR FROM) the network
if the VAX is connected to a network. It CAN
(YES, CAN) also send data to (OR FROM) the
computers on the DECNET (if used).
$PASSWORD - Changes your password.
EX: $PASSWORD mynewpass
PHONE - Used to talk to another user. This command
is pretty nice compared to other means. Your
"$" prompt will be replaced with a "%" prompt
once phone is executed. If you want to talk
to someone, type his username. If you want
to talk to someone on a different node, type
his nodename, two colons, and then his user-
name. A lot of times you will find this one
disabled (especially on University
computers), but there are alternate ways to
communication online other than MAIL and
PHONE. See below.
PHOTO - Records session.
RUN - Executes executables. (simple?)
SET - Wow... this is a lot. See below.
SHOW - This involves a lot too, but not as much as
SET. With SHOW, you can look at a lot. I am
just going to list a lot of things you can
view and what it will show you.
EX: SHOW USERS DAV
CLUSTER - VAX cluster if any
DEFAULT - Directory path and device
DEVICES - The system devices (drives,
INTRUSION - If any accounts are being
MEMORY - Memory of course
NETWORK - Network and the VAX's location
PROCESS - PROCESS ProcessName shows
PROTECTION - Protection on files
QUOTA - Shows disk space allowed for
SYSTEM - Miscellaneous system info
DAY - Day & date
TIME - Time
USERS - Users online all systems