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Subject: PC-Pursuit Port Statistic's

Date: 06/29/89
Written by: PC-Pursuit Users
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Introduction:
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The last 30 days of PC-Pursuit have been extremely
controversial. Users and ex-users have demanded accurate
statistics, and Telenet has provided us with very little.
And the data that was provided is questionable. Well, here
is some data that is guaranteed to be accurate and make
Telenet scream. If you wish to update this data on your own,
we will tell you how later in this text.
The following chart consists of all the direct Telenet
addresses of the PC-Pursuit city nodes and the total number
of modems on each node. Here is what the data means:
NJNEW/3 2011 .12 56
! ! ! ! \-- Total Number of Modems in NJNEW
! ! ! \- Last Working Suffix of Address sequence.
! ! \- Direct Telenet Address Prefix.
! \--- Baud Rate of This Port is 300.
\--------- Mnemonic.
Please note that there are several perfectly legal ways to
connect to a PC-Pursuit port such as NJNEW/3:
Ways To Connect to NJNEW/3:
1) C D/NJNEW/3,PCP10000,<password> [HUNT]
2) C 2011,PCP10000,<password> [HUNT]
3) C 2011.10,PCP10000,<password> [NON HUNT]
The first, is self explanatory. The second does the same
thing as the first, only that it is slightly faster and gives
the user much greater flexibility. The third is an example
the flexibility, because a request is made to connect to the
tenth, and only the tenth, modem on the NJNEW/3 port.
By simply attempting to connect to every single modem
in the 2011 chain, we were able to count the number of modems
on each port and come up with the following charts which were
extracted on June the twenty ninth of the year 1989:
Rotary Direct Max. City Rotary Direct Max. City
Port Address Range Total Port Address Range Total
-------- ------- --- ----- -------- ------- --- -----
NJNEW/3 2011 .12 56 CAOAK/3 4155 . 4 16
/12 201301 .40 /12 415216 . 8
/24 20122 . 4 /24 41511 . 4
DCWAS/3 202115 . 6 46 CAPAL/3 415106 . 4 12
/12 202116 .24 /12 415224 . 8
/24 202117 .16 /24 <NONE> <NONE>
CTHAR/3 <NONE> <NONE> 8 CASFA/3 415215 . 6 20
/12 203120 . 8 /12 415217 .10
/24 <NONE> <NONE> /24 41523 . 4
WASEA/3 20617 . 4 30 ORPOR/3 50320 . 2 8
/12 20619 .22 /12 50321 . 6
/24 20621 . 4 /24 <NONE> <NONE>
NYNYO/3 212315 . 4 22 AZPHO/3 60222 . 4 20
/12 212316 .14 /12 60223 .12
/24 21228 . 4 /24 60226 . 4
CALAN/3 213412 . 8 40 MNMIN/3 612120 . 4 22
/12 213413 .28 /12 612121 .14
/24 21323 . 4 /24 61222 . 4
TXDAL/3 214117 . 6 30 MABOS/3 617311 . 4 32
/12 214118 .22 /12 617313 .20
/24 21422 . 4 /24 61726 . 8
PAPHI/3 215112 . 6 36 TXHOU/3 713113 . 8 42
/12 2155 .22 /12 713114 .24
/24 21522 . 8 /24 71324 .10
OHCLE/3 21620 . 4 26 CACOL/3 71423 . 4 18
/12 21621 .18 /12 7144 .10
/24 216120 . 4 /24 71424 . 4
CODEN/3 303114 . 4 40 CASAN/3 714119 . 4 20
/12 303115 .18 /12 714213 .12
/24 30321 .22 /24 714124 . 4
FLMIA/3 305120 . 6 28 CASDI/3 714102 . 4 22
/12 305121 .18 (619)/12 714210 .14
/24 305122 . 4 /24 714121 . 4
ILCHI/3 312410 . 8 40 UTSLC/3 80120 . 4 22
/12 312411 .28 /12 80121 .14
/24 31224 . 4 /24 80112 . 4
MIDET/3 313214 . 6 30 FLTAM/3 81320 . 4 18
/12 313216 .18 /12 81321 .10
/24 31324 . 6 /24 813124 . 4
MOSLO/3 3145 . 4 16 MOKCI/3 816104 . 4 20
/12 314421 . 8 /12 816221 .12
/24 31420 . 4 /24 816113 . 4
GAATL/3 404113 . 8 32 CAGLE/3 ??
/12 404114 .20 /12 81821 .18
/24 40422 . 4 /24
CASJO/3 408111 . 4 34 CASAC/3 9167 . 4 16
/12 40821 .26 /12 91611 . 8
/24 408110 . 4 /24 91612 . 4
WIMIL/3 41420 . 4 24 NCRTP/3 91920 . 4 20
/12 41421 .16 /12 91921 .12
/24 414120 . 4 /24 919124 . 4
01/29/89 PC-Pursuit Modems Statistics Chart
Number of Modems City
Mnemonic 300 1200 2400 Total
---------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
NJNEW 12 40 4 56
DCWAS 6 24 16 46
CTHAR 0 8 0 8
WASEA 4 22 4 30
NYNYO 4 14 4 22
CALAN 8 28 4 40
TXDAL 6 22 4 32
PAPHI 6 22 8 36
OHCLE 4 18 4 26
CODEN 4 18 22 44
FLMIA 6 18 4 28
ILCHI 8 28 4 40
MIDET 6 18 6 30
MOSLO 4 8 4 16
GAATL 8 20 4 32
CASJO 4 26 4 34
WIMIL 4 16 4 24
CAOAK 4 8 4 16
CAPAL 4 8 0 12
CASFA 6 10 4 20
ORPOR 2 6 0 8
AZPHO 4 12 4 20
MNMIN 4 14 4 22
MABOS 4 20 8 32
TXHOU 8 24 10 42
CACOL 4 10 4 18
CASAN 4 12 4 20
CASDI 4 14 4 22
UTSLC 4 14 4 22
FLTAM 4 10 4 18
MOKCI 4 12 4 20
CAGLE 4 18 4 26
CASAC 4 8 4 16
NCRTP 4 12 4 20
-------- --------- --------- ---------
Total 166 562 170 898
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Average 4.8823529 16.529412 5 26.411765
NOTE: CASAC/3, CASAC/24 were estimated.
I think the statistics basically speak for themselves.
I am sure there will no doubt be hundreds of people who will
not smile at the number of specific kinds of ports supported,
not to mention the number of 'dead' or 'down' modems you will
find when you verify the totals. Usually, 2% to perhaps 10%
of the modems are 'dead' with specific ones repeatedly
failing week after week.
History Of This Collection:
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Almost a year ago a small selected group of devoted
individuals got together to discuss problems with the PC-
Pursuit Network, in the middle of our discussions a question
was asked as to how the network really processes our calls.
This was intended to help us assess SET? commands and other
such matters. When the address hypothesis was offered we
quickly set out to prove it. It was proved in about 3
minutes with the discovery of 2011 (First try was xxx1). The
data has continually been collected and analyzed ever since,
but until now, has never been mass released.
A small group of teen age hackers discovered several
interesting things that can be done with these addresses--
many of which will not be discussed here short of mentioning
that these ports connected to via these addresses are not
limited to PC-Pursuiters. You can, however, fight "dead"
dialout modems in cities via the address method. Dead modems
can be located in about 10 seconds (faster than Telenet), and
can either be reported or skipped past by the user connecting
to the next modem in the sequence after the "dead" one.
(Note: Say 2011.3 is dead, connect to 2011.4 and you will be
past it. If 2011.4 is busy, go to 2011.5. The reader should
notice 2011.3 is the same as 2011C.)
The most interesting value of these addresses is that
one can count the number of ports that Telenet keeps so
secret (Grin). When there were only 28 cities in operation
there were an average of 2.7 300 baud, 9.4 1200 baud, and 2.5
2400 baud modems in each city. Some cities had as little as
2 modems on a port and as many as 12. Only recently has the
number of modems per city begun to jump.
How To Update The Count Yourself:
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An ID is not required to "request" one of these ports,
thus the tallying can be done any time of day by simply
typing the number at the @ prompt. Here is an example with
four modems (NJNEW/24):
@20122.1
201 22A REFUSED COLLECT CONNECTION 19 80
@20122.2
201 22B REFUSED COLLECT CONNECTION 19 80
@20122.3
201 22C REFUSED COLLECT CONNECTION 19 80
@20122.4
201 22D REFUSED COLLECT CONNECTION 19 80
@20122.5
201 22E ILLEGAL ADDRESS 19 80
The reader should be aware that PC-Pursuit ports always
respond with '19 80'. Do not confuse it with '19 00', which
are not PC-Pursuit ports. In the above example we know there
are four ports because the forth was the last existing port
before we encountered the 'ILLEGAL ADDRESS.' There are
several ways to signify that you have gone one beyond the end
of the ports:
1) xxx xxx ILLEGAL ADDRESS 19 80
2) xxx xxx NOT OPERATING 19 80
3) The request freezes (Note: Issue a BREAK then D <C/R>
to abort the attempt yielding 'ATTEMPT ABORTED'.)
You should be aware that modems which are out of order in the
middle of the sequence can respond with 'NOT OPERATING' or
may freeze the request. You should also note that when
updating the existing list, all you need to do is try to
request the next modem beyond the end as of the last check.
Finding Newly Added Ports:
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Many ports have not yet been installed; hence, we do not
yet know the addresses. New ports may be found by entering
the first three digits of the area code and appending (1-29,
101-129, 201-229, 301-329, etc.) until the 'REFUSED COLLECT
CONNECTION 19 80' appears. Once this is found, simply log
onto the port address with your ID and R/V dial some silly
series of digits, disconnect the port, then connect to the
PC-Pursuit mnemonic you think it might be and R/V redial the
last number. If the numbers match, you found it.