Illuminati Online Welcome to Illuminati Online. We are a full-featured Internet service provider, with local access in the Austin and Houston, Texas, areas. We offer dial-up access, PPP connections, dedicated and dial-on-demand ISDN Internet connections, T-1 and T-3 service, web page hosting and much, much more. With three Internet backbone connections, and a 24-hour friendly staff, we are a fast and reliable way to make the most of the Internet.

Our site is home to many businesses on the web, including Steve Jackson Games, and we have an impressive collection of links to get any web surfer going.

Please explore our site, and find out for yourself what we have to offer.


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Please contact Illuminati Online at admin@io.com.
Or dial 512-462-0999 (1-800-29-IOCOM from Houston) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Austin, Texas 78704-5700

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Welcome to The Illuminati Online Resurrection!

The real Illuminati Online, aka IOCOM Corporation (chuckle), died with a whimper when it was sold to Prismnet.com in August, 2004. It's domain name was finally sold off in June, 2011 to a storage provider who wanted a short trophy alias.

This website was put up June 11, 2011 and is based on a 10MB archival copy made on a Zip disk (remember those?) on Sep 25, 2000. IO recieved several facelifts after that. No claim of ownership is made for these web designs, graphics or other content, which are the property of either PrismNet or Steve Jackson Games.

Here you will find volumes of old news, obsolete help pages and product prices from www.io.com in their original Web 1.0 glory. This includes employee-only intranet pages from helpdesk.io.com. No customer tools are functional, and I've taken the liberty of correcting some horrendous html code. Customer home pages are spliced in through redirects to Archive.org, or at migrated ~addresses hosted by prismnet.com.

As the year 2001 began, IO had around 4,850 customers, 18 staff, and raised a bit over $1M/yr in revenues. IO consisted of around thirty servers, mostly 200MHz PPRO and 233MHz PII desktop systems which were mounted in bargain basement beige ATX cases. Due to unresolved resource issues, the mail servers melted down every single weekday, and IO gave up hosting news servers.

IO also colocated TX Governer George W. Bush's server cabinet until just before his candidacy for President was announced. I can't explain why he chose to use a hosting company whose theme was based on conspiracies, political elite, and secret societies, and which was on the Secret Service's permanent shit list.

Why is this site here? Fond memories. Historic preservation. Or, perhaps this is a front for the real Illuminati?

Fnord!

*Fun fact: you could telnet to password.io.com from anywhere in the world, and log on as guest. Lynx, a text-only web browser, was configured as the shell, and you would then be presented with a sparse version of the web-based customer account tools found at http://password.io.com/. This was so customers could reset their own password, update their address, set their PLAN file, etc.

IO forgot to disable browsing the filesystem (press g, period, enter). Also, IO never enforced uniform file and directory permissions or audited active accounts. As a result, through 2004, after IO was taken over by Prismnet (or later), you could roam around and directly view many customer's private files, email, and IO's sensitive system areas. You could also open the Lynx config to define a custom "editor" and thus actually edit files, or run executables. This was a direct back-door into everything! This continued a full two years after IOCOM "hardened" their network to sell network security services.

Send questions, comments or accusations to: illuminati@fondoo.net