This was explained to me by an IBM engineer, who I guess knew what he was talking about. The experiences I have in this area do bear out what he told me, though I accept he could be wrong. I expect that IBM would change the technique occasionally, perhaps with each range of machines, to confound those that would try to bypass their licensing protection. I have only used this technique on an oldish 5xx system. Jeff Bull -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 26 September 2001 00:17 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: MULIC tapes On Mon, 24 September 2001, Jeff Bull wrote: > I'm a frayed knot. The disk-initialise does not erase the expired system > password, I tried this on another old system I attempted to rebuild for a > client some time ago. I'd always had the impression that this was not stored on disk, but instead was stored in the control panel itself. Disk initialization, reloads, etc., have no effect on it. Tom Liotta -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.400Security.com ___________________________________________________ The ALL NEW CS2000 from CompuServe Better! Faster! More Powerful! 250 FREE hours! Sign-on Now! http://www.compuserve.com/trycsrv/cs2000/webmail/ _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service. DISCLAIMER Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This email and any files transmitted with it, including replies and forwarded copies (which may contain alterations) subsequently transmitted from the Company, are confidential and solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error please notify the IT manager by telephone on +44 (0)208 4762000 or via email to Administrator@itm-group.co.uk, including a copy of this message. Please then delete this email and destroy any copies of it. _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service.
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