[plug] Modem disconnects

Russell Steicke r.steicke at bom.gov.au
Mon Nov 28 18:05:35 WST 2005

On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 05:32:04PM +0800, W.Kenworthy wrote:
> It turns out, some cheaper modems can interpret some AT type text
> commands in outgoing (only!) emails as configuration commands with dire
> results. 

This was a patent issue.  The guard time around the three '+'s was
subject to a patent, which was being enforced, so some manufacturers
just ignored that part of the escape sequence, with bad results.

Russell Steicke

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