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Lesson 8 - More Anagrams

Subj:  [SE2600-P] PhreakNIC Code Lab - Lesson 8 - More Anagrams
Date: 09/13/2000 4:29:25 AM Central Daylight Time

This is an ongoing series to dissect the PhreakNIC v3.0 code, which can be
seen at

For those of you that are still curious about the ninth "signature" anagram
in the poem ("A data-link grumbles on the cloud"), here are a few other
resources to check:

  - Search engines.,, there's a ton of 'em
out there, but is the one that I personally tend to use most

  - Movie info.  My favorite movie database on the web is called the Internet
Movie Database, at  *Lots* of good info there.  From searching
on gaffers to seeing multiple reviews to checking out the famous quotes or
actors in a particular movie, to finding release dates of movies past and
present, this is a great site.

  - Anagram software:  You can go to a search engine and search on "anagram
solver" or "anagram server" or something like that, but here are a few of the
pages that I used:

Now, getting back to the poem.  Last time, we were left pondering the
highlighted letters that were scattered within it:

[]: t se i e m h t r . l k r
(): n O e A T l C u .

Each is an anagram.  The second one, however, is a red herring.

  "noeatlcu" anagrams to: "Not a clue."

<grumble>  But, at least it eliminates one of the two sections, so let's look
at the other one:

   t se i e m h t r . l k r

A reminder of what we're looking for: We're trying to find something that
will either help us *make* a PGP key for the next section, or will maybe
point us somewhere that we can *find* a key.  There's not enough info here to
make a key, so it's gotta be a pointer of some kind. Sure looks like a URL of
some sort...   It's got enough letters to be, but the letter
distribution isn't right.  Then again, it might explain the "Satan" reference
in the poem.  ;)


.com?  Not the right letters.  Same for .net, .gov

Hmm, but .HTM might work...   What would things look like if we moved the HTM
letters after the dot?

   Tseiemhtr.lkr  -->  Seietrlkr.htm

Just for the heck of it, let's try typing that one in to our web browser:

Nope, nothing there.  How about .HTML ?


We're close though, I know it.  :)   JonnyX's sekrits will soon be seen...

See you next time,

Elonka  :)
AIM: Elonka

"I'm a gamer.  It's what I am.  It's what I do."

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