[TUHS] Harasing whistlers (Was: UUCP mis-history?)

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Fri Mar 10 10:31:36 AEST 2017

It's not hard to whistle a handshake.  I've been able to get a modem to connect.  Of course actual data is out of the question.  It's just loud sharp tones, then just match pitch, the other modem will change a few times and just match it.

It was a silly trick whistling to modems, but these days nobody has one.  And I can't say I miss dialup.

On March 10, 2017 5:29:29 AM GMT+08:00, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>On Thu, 9 Mar 2017, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>> Interesting: I've heard this same story, but told about TIPs and the 
>> ARPANET. A computer at BBN was set up to regularly dial all the TIP 
>> modem lines, to check that they were working. One line was always
>> so they listened in, and heard some human say "it's just that pevert 
>> with the whistle again".
>> I wonder which one was the original: anyone know for sure?
>Now that takes me back; urban myth, because the calling modem didn't 
>squeak until the called modem did.
>Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will

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