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Fo3 Termlink

Termlink being used to force a memory dump and hack the terminal

RobCo Industries Termlink is a protocol of the Unified Operating System, used to log into the system and recover lost passwords. It is also the main tool used in hacking terminals to gain access to otherwise restricted content and files.

BackgroundEdit

Termlink is a basic program allowing for rudimentary interaction with a given computer system. Apart from logging in, it also allows anyone with a rudimentary understanding of IT to force a reboot in maintenance mode and create a memory dump including the password for the terminal. This security loophole is prevalent in all terminals using the UOS.

The security loop is achieved as the Termlink initiates the MF Boot Agent initializing the RETROS BIOS which then allows access to the maintenance mode to completely reset a terminal's password. Since it is both an extremely simple and low-level computer utility, it is also a very powerful one that allows a user to bypass more complex systems and (in this case) their associated security protocols.

Error codesEdit

In case the protocol encounters an error, it will display an error code. Error codes are prompted by 0x and then eight additional variables signifying the likely error cause which is then printed in a plain text message for the user.

Image Code Message attached Purpose Place where a terminal shows it
Network connection not found terminal error 0x03C663A1 Network connection not found

Dummy terminal inactive

The BIOS could not find the network link. Gametitle-FO3 1 in Rivet City's midship deck, common room
Gametitle-FNV 1 in a Camp Golf tent, Camp McCarran tent, Securitron vault and Tops 13th floor (room Yes-Man)
Primary source unavailable terminal error 0x0AABFF00 Primary power source unavailable

Check all cords and plugs for connection

Power cord / power supply unit failure. 2 in the weather monitoring station
2 in Allied Technologies offices
1 in the visitors center
1 in Las Vegas Boulevard Station
1 in the House Resort
Bad data cannot read terminal error 0x07F6BAAC Bad data. Cannot read A fatal error due to a

memory / network / storage failure.

Gametitle-FO3 1 in the Evergreen Mills foundry
Gametitle-FNV 11 in Vault 3 living quarters
No input device terminal error 0x00B636C6 No input device found

Connect a keyboard

The BIOS could not find the keyboard. Gametitle-FO3 1 in Fort Independence's lower level and 1 in Evergreen Mills foundry
Gametitle-FNV 2 in Vault 3's living quarters
Processor corrupt terminal error 0xFFFFF710 Processor Corru;xsfkleg,,g364[735}3__. Corrupt processor. Gametitle-FO3 1 in Fort Independence's main level
Gametitle-FNV1 in the Goodsprings schoolhouse
No data storage terminal error 0xF141A013 No Data Storage Detected.

Check Tape Drive Connection.

No storage device present Gametitle-FO3 1 in the Megaton clinic
Gametitle-FNV 1 on Tops 13th floor (room Yes-Man)
Bad sector boot block terminal error 0x357C5001 Bad Sectors Found In Boot Block.

Terminal Error.

Bad sector Gametitle-FO3 1 in the drainage chamber near broadcast tower KT8
N/A 0xFA770171 Segmentation fault. Improper authorization or corrupted file string Gametitle-FO4 AUT RobCo sales & service center public display terminal
N/A 0x0D890102 Boot sector invalid/corrupt. Corrupt or missing BIOS/MF Boot Agent Gametitle-FO4 AUT RobCo sales & service center public display terminal
N/A 0xFFF11011 Memory fault. Unreadable memory access Gametitle-FO4 AUT RobCo sales & service center public display terminal
N/A 0xC0001011 Critical failure. Unknown critical system failure Gametitle-FO4 AUT RobCo sales & service center public display terminal
N/A 0x00001001 Critical failure. Unknown critical system failure Gametitle-FO4 AUT RobCo sales & service center public display terminal
N/A 0xA001C007 Invalid request. Corrupted or non-privileged write attempt Gametitle-FO76 Watoga Emergency Services complaint database terminal

External error codesEdit

External error codes are prompted when an external device is malfunctioning when connected to a functional terminal. Termlink error codes take precedence over external devices and external error codes are only given when the device is faulty, such as a holotape or robot. External error codes are much shorter than terminal error codes stopping at three variables past 0x.

Image Code Message attached Purpose Place where a terminal shows it
N/A 0x081 Data loss detected. Lost data from a holotape Gametitle-FO4 Chestnut Hillock Reservoir, Edwin's terminal
N/A 0x107 Catastrophic physical damage detected. Extensive damage to the external device Gametitle-FO76 NW Vault 94, G.E.C.K. monitoring station terminal
N/A 0x109 A core meltdown is in progress. Complete or partial collapse of the nuclear core, such as with a Garden of Eden Creation Kit Gametitle-FO76 NW Vault 94, G.E.C.K. monitoring station terminal
N/A 0x117 Critical damage to mobility system. Unit is unable to move. Servere damage to legs or propulsion jet Gametitle-FO4 NW RobCo Battlezone, Robotics diagnostics terminal
N/A 0x281 Critical damage to targeting system. While in combat, unit will attack random targets. Servere damage to Combat inhibitor Gametitle-FO4 NW RobCo Battlezone, Robotics diagnostics terminal
N/A 0x401 Unknown Unknown Gametitle-FO76 NW Vault 94, G.E.C.K. monitoring station terminal
N/A 0x402 Unknown Unknown Gametitle-FO76 NW Vault 94, G.E.C.K. monitoring station terminal
N/A 0x519 Unknown Unknown Gametitle-FO76 NW Vault 94, G.E.C.K. monitoring station terminal
N/A 0x509 Unable to connect to the ABIS Biometrics ID Fabricator. Disconnected or malfunctioning automated biometric identification system Gametitle-FO76 Missile silo terminal entries, biometrics system terminal

NotesEdit

According to RobCo Termlink in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the boot agent was copyrighted by RobCo Ind. in 2201 and expired in 2203. This is improbable, due to the fact that RobCo Industries or any sort of legal system necessary to patent something did not exist 124 years after the Great War.

AppearancesEdit

The RobCo Termlink appears in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.

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