In 2001, the se2600 mailing list changed servers. Though there is a new se2600 mailing list now, on a new server, running on a different app, all of the old archives, which were in QMail, were not converted and are still unavailable. In other words, where the tutorial says to request archives of the mailing lists, those commands will not work. Sorry. Send complaints to the se2600 crew.
If I have time, I'll post various sections of the archives here later, for the sake of the tutorial. For now though, here's a capture of at least one specific message that's referred to. Maybe it's useful, and maybe it isn't, but here ya go!
Content-Disposition: inline; filename="root.13560"
From: "jonnyx" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 19:51:40 -0600
Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Subject: PhreakNIC v3.0 code (was Re: Packard Bell's downfall!)
On 4 Nov 99, at 16:04, J.P. Stewart spoke unto us thusly:
> P.S. Dru, your puzzle is extremely difficult, I have decoded about
> puzzles now and you just keep getting one puzzle after another...
Perhaps it is infinitely recursive, and I am an avatar of the Great
Ones, slowly driving humanity's best and brightest mad...
...or maybe I read too much H.P. Lovecraft last night.
PS - physic: looks OK to me!
PPS - The corruption dealing with the PhreakNIC v3.0 code was fixed
a few days ago. Hit http://phreaknic.org/phreaknic.txt for an
etext version. I will say nothing else.
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