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Shell script to simulate the W.O.P.R. computer from WarGames (wopr)
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wargames

Shell script to simulate the W.O.P.R. computer from WarGames

This is a simple script intended to simulate the interaction with the W.O.P.R. computer from the film WarGames. ( http://www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/2117/WarGames/ )

If you were deranged enough to want to use inetd to have this directly connectable via a telnet port you could:

a) Call it directly

  • Create a wopr user, compile wopr.c into the same directory as wargames.sh
  • Add an entry of the following to inetd.conf telnet stream tcp nowait wopr /.../wargames.sh

b) Call it from telnetd

  • Create a wopr user, compile wopr.c into the same directory as wargames.sh
  • Copy /etc/gettytab 'default' to 'wopr', replace im= with lo=/.../wargames.sh
  • Add an entry of the following to inetd.conf telnet stream tcp nowait wopr /usr/libexec/telnetd telnetd -g wopr -a off -h

The former has the advantage of a telnetd to correctly intepret all the IAC sequences, but will require some clients to use 'telnet -K' to connect

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