Did you know that NT-based Microsoft OSes come with a Quote of the Day server?
In Control Panel, go to Add/Remove Windows Components, select ‘Networking Services’ and click on Details. Tick ‘Simple TCP/IP Services’ and continue. Then, once it’s installed, open up telnet in a command window and type:
o 127.0.0.1 17
Voila, a quote of the day. This is in all NT-based Windows versions, including XP Home. You may well find that some MS-based web servers will give you a quote should you try to communicate on port 17, although it’s unlikely that any sysadmin with half a brain cell would leave ports open like that.
You can view the list of quotes at
c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\quotes (or wherever you installed Windows). There aren’t many but presumably you can add your own.