[Noisebridge-discuss] Access control & Safety, both personal and general space.

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Wed Feb 8 22:16:44 UTC 2012

So what we need is a database which can

* associate a handle with a phone number (or hash), an RFID match-key (or
hash thereof), et cetera
* associate a handle with one or more upstream handles (or the designation
"consensed member" or something).

Once we've got that, we can start tying access systems to that.

LDAP anyone?


On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Casey Callendrello <c1 at caseyc.net> wrote:
> > I like this classification, with one caveat: Only the Treasurer + Board
> > should be able to define Consensed Members. If this is enshrined in some
> > sort of system running on Pony, then anyone with sudo will be able to
> > l33t h4x0r it, but that's probably okay.
> >
> > One possible issue: if this is somehow stored programatically and used
> > for Caller-ID access, then there *will* be, on disk, a list of member
> > pseudonyms and their phone numbers (opt-in, of course). I think the
> > presence of such a list  is okay, and I'm comfortable with my own number
> > being there, but if someone is offended by the mere presence of such a
> > list *and* has a better suggestion, I'm all ears.
> Perhaps bcrypt the phone number and store that instead? That way, you
> can verify that something's in there, but it can't be easily figured
> out what it is.
> > Otherwise, I'll try and hack this together soon.
> >
> > I can also think of two decent hacker tests: first, if you can spoof
> > callerid to be from a specific number on the wiki, then you're okay.
> > Alternatively, anyone who can generate DTMF A-D is also worthy.
> Awesome! I think if we can detect 'em, KP or ST tones or a 2600 Hz
> tone should get you in :p
> It'd be awesome to be able to use a captain crunch whistle to get in.
> I'd love for nothing more than to be able to re-capture the joy and
> whimsy of trying something to hack ones way in that "just works".
> --j
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