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CarmineM

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Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:10 am

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:25 am

Found what looks like a compressed file...

Hi to everybody,

I've finally found what looks like a compressed file.
Judging from the file's header I've imported the [spoiler removed] module but an
"invalid data stream" error is all what I got.
The length of the file is 118.

Previous messages talks about plusses in the file, I can see only
one '+' in it.

Is there something wrong?

Tried to remove the '+' but no luck. :roll: :?: :?: :cry:

Please, help me!
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glmrenard

Posts: 33

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:24 am

Ok, I've spent about all my day yesterday to try this challenge but withuot any result... I am really stuck here.
I saw the snack I get without any nothing but when i put nothin=**** or whatever I don't get any other snack ...
Please an original clue to help me :oops:
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CarmineM

Posts: 8

Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:10 am

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:29 am

glmrenard wrote:Ok, I've spent about all my day yesterday to try this challenge but withuot any result... I am really stuck here.
I saw the snack I get without any nothing but when i put nothin=**** or whatever I don't get any other snack ...
Please an original clue to help me :oops:


If I've read you right, you have tried "nothing".
If it's so, then you'd better be also busy while nothing.
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glmrenard

Posts: 33

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:47 am

good idea, But all the snacks I get now are info=deleted... Maybe my start is false but I haven't found 118 charcteres or a compreesed file.

Thanks for your hint :)
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CarmineM

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Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:10 am

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:51 am

glmrenard wrote:good idea, But all the snacks I get now are info=deleted... Maybe my start is false but I haven't found 118 charcteres or a compreesed file.

Thanks for your hint :)


Yes, the "deleted" wants to catch your attention to make you understand
you started from the wrong place...

Just think of level 4
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glmrenard

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Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:06 am

Thanks

I've not finished this level yet but your hints are really useful, thanks a lot !
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glmrenard

Posts: 33

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:30 am

I've got a compressed string but I can't decompress it with bz2 module or zip module or anything, maybe have I to transform all the hexcode in binary but about the correct letter, it doesn't make any sense ...

Edit :

I transformed all the %?? to binary but I can't decompress this file.
Why ???

I also try with a more sequential way but error again.
I don't understand the plus(+), what have to do with this char ?
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wadeleftwich

Posts: 4

Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:26 pm

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:44 am

About those pluses

"""
I don't understand the plus(+), what have to do with this char ?
"""

So, you have a query about the plus signs?
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wadeleftwich

Posts: 4

Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:26 pm

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:52 am

How to call L?

I've got L's number, but don't know how to place the call.
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pbm

Posts: 9

Joined: Tue May 17, 2005 12:30 pm

Location: UK

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:24 pm

glmrenard wrote:I transformed all the %?? to binary but I can't decompress this file.


You're very close. You have to be careful with the transformation and remember that "+" means something else (which can't appear) in snacks
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glmrenard

Posts: 33

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:08 am

Hello,

Thanks for your help but I think my transformation is correct, (hex to dec, dec to char). But I don't kniw what to do with this '+' (deleted it, no results)
But I'll continue to try !
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drigz

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Joined: Sat May 21, 2005 9:41 am

Post Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:14 am

A closer inspection of your first snack should tell you what to do with +s.
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glmrenard

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Post Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:21 am

Yes, here I am but now I get a problem.. How can I say to L the F message, with a snack ? io try but it didn't work.
I tried to create one with pyton, to modify from I and Firefox, no result :(
What can be wrong ???
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glmrenard

Posts: 33

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:24 am

Got it now (thanks wget :lol: )
But my problem was that I haven't found any exemple useful to send a cookie !

18 here I am !
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CarmineM

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Post Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:56 am

drigz wrote:A closer inspection of your first snack should tell you what to do with +s.


1. Then it must be something else than converting it to chr(0x20).

I've found that cookie's value cannot contain any ASCII character
in the following range [0,31] or 127.
Since + is allowed and a sp*ce not, I thought that converting it into a sp*ce would have solved the problem.

2. Why almost everybody is talking about plural "+"? I can see only one "+" and still have a 118 chars long sequence!

[edit]
this really is strange, at least I think so.
Replacing '+' with chr(32) in the joined string didn't produced decompressable string.
Building it from scratch solved the problem.
Now let's go figure how to call...
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