this applies here becuase the original thread post was about secret keyboard commands.. see the password below:
ok.. sorry for the long post.. got alot to share... Also I am posting this in a couple places on purpose since it has technical as well as general info.
Acording to the BB, someone else had been poking around theire website.. well I had been too... well not just their site.. but the huge block of IP's they have. I was waiting to organice my info better.. but I guess it's time to pass on the knowledge.. let someone else filter and organize. oh, and yes the most interesting stuff is at the bottom.. the password and spec sheet, if you're not interested in what the company is up to.. you may want to skip down to there.
All this info is available on there servers.. I'm not stealing or copying any tradesecrets, Copyrighted Material, or in any other way violating any known laws intentionaly! I am also under no signed or verbal agreement with websurfer (such as the TOS). I am not condoning or suggestin that you do anything illegal with this knowledge.. or illegally pry into websurfers company. :)
first of all.. don't bother trying to social engineer anything out of techsupport, they outsource there tech support to a place that handles support for hundreds of companies.. so you can't get an engineer on the phone or anything.. the tech people simply aren't trained with much info, and don't even work directly for websurfer. also, as someone else mentioned the company is based in canada.. so terrance and philip probably have something to do with this whole thing.
used to upgrade the websurfer automagicly.. not much there right now
not much.. just interesting that earthlink and mindspring are listed. mind spring is also here:
http://www.websurfer.com/mindspring/ and http://www.websurfer.com/msportal/
when are we going to start seeing the bestbuy / mindspring version?
this was posted above.. but i wanted to provide this alternate link (had html version, not just pdf)
wanna know all the marketing details? check out this page and all the side menu items.. interesting info on costs/etc.
must be testing for a new layout of the website.. couple neat things like it mentions: There are 2 devixes.. webpad, screeenphone, kitchen appliance, etc., and they are going to use pretty 3d renderings to show them all, since they don't exist yet!
this is the site that your websurfer accesses as a homepage/portal once it's all setup
http://web.websurfer.com/usermanual.html same as printed manual I think, in case you lost yours (useless pretty much)
directory full of stuff.. they still haven't disabled directory listing here.. most off this is all the printed manuals and other stuff that comes with the websurfer, including such things as the box design and even fcc sticker that goes on the thing. there is one more intersting item though:
this appears to be the entire compiled 12 meg binary of the os that is on your DOC. notice the number matches that of your websurfer when you do ctrl + GOTO-key (2 keys left of spacebar) (thanks to "done waitin" for the original keyboard command)
not sure what all this is yet.. maybe someone else could take the time to look.. I'm swamped right now.
http://telephony.websurfer.com:8000 perhaps is interesting to someone.
http://websurfer.snap.com heh, so the are inbed/trying to get inbed with Earthlink, Compusa, Snap, and Mindspring.. who else I wonder? will microsoft's new xbox kill them?
oh yeah.. and saving the best for last:
http://18.104.22.168/ interesting eh? but no links really work... however on that server we get:
http://22.214.171.124/WebsurferTests/ (tells stuff about your websurfer.. only works using theire browser though)
and here is my almost favorite: http://126.96.36.199/UpgradeModules/ (hurry before the turn off directory listing!)
why is that so kewl you ask, because.. if you download: http://188.8.131.52/UpgradeModules/upgradepkg-boot-n.tgz
then decompress it .. you find a file called registry.new which has lotsa info.. like the passowords to the key combo's listed in this thread:
and even more key combos.
and in my best cable-guy voice... the password is: f1n9eR
there are other passwords, but that is the control panel read/write one.
so, with this info.. hopefully some people will keep poking around and find more about the qnx that's on there... on a seperate note/install, It would be kewl to make a custom qnx mp3 player and put that one there.. no overhead.. just a home/car mp3 player box and os/app.
ok, my favorite ever link, woo hoo... http://web.websurfer.com/emarfr/Client%20Spec%201.0.zip
well yallll, hope this has been fun.. sorry for the long ass post! Hope too see alot of follow up post if anyone figures out how to use some of this info.. but either way.. it was fun. oh, if any of these files get moved.. someone email me, and I will mirror them on my site http://www.geocities.com/d1v3rs1ty/
this project is great fun.. thanks to all that are involved.