Copyright 1998 © Carl-Fredrik Neikter
All Rights Reserved
With NetBus you fool around your friends across your
local network, or even over the global internet! The purpose of
this program is just to have fun, and not to systematic irritate
NetBus consists of a server and a client-part. The
server-part is the program which must exists on the persons
computer that you want to have fun with. The client-part is your
little, nice program that "controls" the target
- Put the server-part, SysEdit.exe (cover-name!) and
KeyHook.dll, on the target computer. Preferably in the
WINDOWS-directory or similar.
- Make SysEdit start every time Windows start or someone is
logging in. The easiest way to accomplish this is to
start SysEdit with the parameter /add. The parameter
/remove removes this link from the registry.
- Put the client-part, NetBus, on your computer.
- Start NetBus and choose which hostname (IP-number) you
wish to connect to! If SysEdit is running on the target
computer the game may begin. Lets have fun!
Note that you dont see SysEdit when its
running its hiding itself automatically at start-up!
TCP/IP is the protocol that NetBus and SysEdit is using. That
is, you address someone with host-names or IP-numbers. NetBus
will connect you to someone with the Connect button.
- Open/close the CD-ROM once.
- Open/close the CD-ROM in intervals, the time interval is
set in seconds.
- Show optional image. The image must exist in the same
directory as SysEdit. The supported image-formats is BMP
- Swap mouse buttons the right mouse button gets the
left mouse buttons functions and vice versa.
- Start optional application.
- Play optional sound-file. The sound-file must exist in
the same directory as SysEdit. The supported sound-format
- Point the mouse to optional coordinates. You can even
navigate the mouse on the target computer with your own!
- Show a message or question on the screen. Sentence that
ends with "?" gives a question, and a sentence
that starts with "?" gives a dialog-box that
the user can give his "answer" in. The answer
is always sent back to you!
- Shutdown the system, logoff the user etc.
- Go to an optional URL within a web-browser.
- Send keystrokes to the active application on the target
computer! The text in the field "Message/text"
will be inserted in the application that has focus.
("|" represents enter).
- Listen for keystrokes and send them back to you!
- Get a screendump! (should not be used over slow
- Return information about the target computer.
- Upload any file from you to the target computer! With
this feature it will be possible to remotely update
SysEdit with a new version.
- Increase and decrease the sound-volume.
- Record sounds that the microphone catch. The sound is
sent back to you!
- Make click sounds every time a key is pressed!
- Download any file from the target. Before you start to
download you can select files in a nice view that
represents the harddisks on the target!
The functions above (there are some logical exceptions) can be
delayed an optional number of seconds before they are executing.
The connect button has one very nice feature. It can
scan IP-numbers for a NetBus computer. As soon as it connect to
someone it will stop. The syntax for IP-scanning is
xx.xx.xx.xx+xx, e.g. 127.0.0.1+15 will scan all IP-numbers in the
range 127.0.0.1 to 127.0.0.16.
If you just want to have fun with your friends
computer yourself, and dont want someone else to connect to
it you can password protect it. To accomplish this you start
SysEdit with the parameter /pass:thepassword.
Now everybody will fail when trying to connect or sending
commands to that computer. Of course you dont want to fail.
To fix this you do the following:
- Start RegEdit and lookup
- Add a string-value and let it be named ClientPwd.
- Finally, let the string-value contain the password for
the protected computer.
You should perhaps test the functions in NetBus
against yourself before you start fooling with your friends, so
you know whats happening (send text will, however, not work
on yourself)! Your own machine can be addressed with
Windows 95, Windows NT or later versions of Windows.
You contact me by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Youre
encouraged telling me how fun you have had!