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Reynolds & Reynolds New Security?

CliffC

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Apr 29, 2010
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Cliff
If this isn't adding insult to injury! I thought these were random? This really came up today.


Enter the character combination on the screen.

..HHHHH....HH..HH..HH..
..HHHHHH..HHHH.HH..HH..
..HH..HH..HHHH.HHHHHH..
..HHHHHH.HH..HH.HHHH...
..HHHHH..HHHHHH..HH....
..HHH....HH..HH..HH....
..HHH....HH..HH..HH....

RESPONSE : PAY



How appropriate.

Should there should be a thread just for the funny captchas from ERA users.

We are still LOAO. I'll bet the person writing the checks isn't though.

:D
 
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Jarrett

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Nov 24, 2009
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Jarrett
Are you serious, they are using ASCII art for their security questions now? No way...

 
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Aug 9, 2010
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michael
Why not just go direct to the IBM Database UniVerse on each ERA box? 6910 is a waste of time. There are many username/password combo's that will drop you in to a VT220 style terminal and from there you can drop into the database command line with something like the command "uvsh"
Would you mind expanding on this?
 

Jarrett

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Nov 24, 2009
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Jarrett
When we were a customer of Reynolds we used the ERA XT Advanced reporting feature to secure a user account w/ VT100 style shell. Sniff the packets sent via the MITS Admin tool.
 

Jarrett

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Nov 24, 2009
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Jarrett
Another option for any OLE Db programmers is the same u/name and password the Desking screen uses. That will allow SQL Statements to be passed to the database and return usable data for marketing, or other uses.
 

ArtMorris

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Aug 3, 2010
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Art
Thanks for the ideas... we no longer have Advanced Reporting so that login didn't work :(

The Desking login seems less useful... no unix shell, just right into some sort of query responder. I watched Desking interact with the server but I'm not sure how to apply this ability to my needs (extracting data).
 
Aug 26, 2010
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Brian
Why not just go direct to the IBM Database UniVerse on each ERA box? 6910 is a waste of time. There are many username/password combo's that will drop you in to a VT220 style terminal and from there you can drop into the database command line with something like the command "uvsh"
k,
 

Jarrett

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Nov 24, 2009
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Jarrett
I have been getting a ton of mail requesting information on accomplishing this. Since I am no longer a Reynolds Customer I have not needed to use the shell access that used to exist. I have recently tried the username and pass i used to use and it is no longer valid. However, for those of you who understand OleDB there is a valid username / password combo that will dump you into the database.

As it appears the 6910 reports are becoming a joke with all the end user questions they are posting.

I did try Query Builder with great success, how you would run this remotely I am not sure, but it does for efficient data extraction on site. Interestingly you can pass shell commands to the 7601 executable by pasting from your clipboard.

Just a thought.
 
Aug 26, 2010
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Bryan
Jarrett, Interesting information, especially about the UniVerse. We were never actually sure which IBM platform they were using.

Our company is a third party vendor and there are even more changes coming out in the next few months. I just saw notice that ERAlink will be replaced effective 12/31/2010 with ERAaccess. At the time, all serial connections will have to be updated and no telnet based emuolators will work any longer.

Remote access will still be avilable, but only through approved reynolds channels.