OT: Re: Security question (sort of)

From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Fri Mar 19 20:49:09 1999

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Max Eskin wrote:

> On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Jason Willgruber wrote:
> >Check out my website:
> >
> >http://members.tripod.com/general_1
> >
> In summary, it caused damage to the serial ports. Any computer whose
> hardware can be damaged by software in this way should be thrown off the
> Empire State Building.

I think what Jason may not have initially realized (and maybe still not
yet even) is that his Windows system configuration files got screwed and
therefore his serial ports are no longer accessible under windows. As far
as I know, its impossible to physically damage a serial port through
software unless you make it possible by building a device whose soul
purpose is to electrically short pins on the serial port on command. And
of course, no sane persson would go through the trouble.

So all he really needs to do is probably go into the Cntrol Panel, select
System, then go to ports, remove the old serial ports (if they are still
there) then add them again. Or maybe let windows find them for you with
the Add New Hardware icon.

BTW, I checked out the web site but all the links are bad. They all end
up at a Tripod "page not found" page.

Sellam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com
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