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Old 08-31-2006, 07:16 PM   #1
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Linux - door swipe program


Ok I dont really know whats its called. But im wondering if theres a program for linux that manages multi-controllers. A program thats like NPower? Pretty much its just a bunch of ip's that when you "unlock" a door it sends a signal to that ip to tell it to "unlock"?

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Old 08-31-2006, 09:02 PM   #2
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I think you might be refering to port knocking? You would need to set up script that works in conjunction with you firewall. If you "knock" on the ports in a predefined order, it will modify the firewall rules to do whatever you want.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_knocking

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Old 08-31-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
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I think you might be refering to port knocking? You would need to set up script that works in conjunction with you firewall. If you "knock" on the ports in a predefined order, it will modify the firewall rules to do whatever you want.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_knocking

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Ha, I thought they were talking about the little keycard scan/swiper things they have on high tech building security.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 11:09 PM   #4
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Ha, I thought they were talking about the little keycard scan/swiper things they have on high tech building security.
hmmm, could be. I didn't think of it that way. Now I know what I want for my birthday ...electronic locks controlled by my Linux router which I can unlock with my phone over bluetooth. Ah, my schedual for the next year or so just filled up

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Old 08-31-2006, 11:15 PM   #5
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Ya... thats what i was talking about. Here at work they use a shitty windows program called NPower Your suppose to click the door on the computer it suppose to open the doors but hasnt work every!!!!

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Old 08-31-2006, 11:30 PM   #6
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Well I'll let you know when I finish writing mine if you haven't found one by then

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Old 09-01-2006, 01:05 AM   #7
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...lousy information...

I remember a guy on an episode of HackTV doing stuff with cardswiping... I wish I knew which, and if I had the time again, I'd download and check...

It's near the end of one, in a poorly lit room... I think after some geocaching, but I might be wrong. The guy on the show talks about a website... I wish I could rememeber, but hopefully a step in the right direction.

http://www.hacktv.org/
 
Old 09-01-2006, 12:19 PM   #8
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We have those things on the outside of the dorms at my university. We have a little card that we have a food plan on and stuff, but we can just hold it up to this little thingy on the door and if you have the right card it'll click the lock open for you. To tell you the truth, it's almost more trouble than it's worth... they break down alot, and people's cards randomly quit working (I had to get a new one 3 times last semester), stuff like that. We just got them this year though, so it may be they're just still working the bugs out of the system. Sure are cool though :P.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:23 AM   #9
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Portknocker?
knockd - a port-knocking server
http://www.zeroflux.org/cgi-bin/cvstrac.cgi/knock/wiki
 
  


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