[Rack] Antw.: Updated the gate just a slight bit

Benny Baumann BenBE1987 at gmx.net
Wed Dec 1 22:46:07 UTC 2010

Key at the Gate now points to the static key.


Gesendet mit meinem HTC

----- Reply message -----
Von: "Patrick Keys" <citizenkeys at gmail.com>
Datum: Mo., Nov. 29, 2010 15:25
Betreff: [Rack] Updated the gate just a slight bit
An: "Benny Baumann" <BenBE1987 at gmx.net>

Gate QR code outside goes to the old key.
Somebody should replace it with a qr code that won't need to be changed.


On 11/29/2010 2:39 PM, Benny Baumann wrote:
> Hi Rubin,
> it seems a proper cron job is missing for the key update or I couldn't
> find it on pony.noise, or the invokation for the newkey.sh script on
> pony didn't work. I executed the script by hand for this week, so the
> key is updated.
> Please recheck the key update procedure works properly and is calling
> the update script in the process.
> Regards,
> BenBE.
> Am Donnerstag, den 25.11.2010, 21:41 -0800 schrieb Benny Baumann:
>> Hi folks,
>> Am Donnerstag, den 25.11.2010, 11:11 -0800 schrieb Rubin Abdi:
>>> The gate key generator was sucking at generating keys. I've stuck a tiny
>>> bit of entropy into there to make it not suck so much. It was repeating
>>> the same random 8 digits for the past 4 months.
>> It also sucked with the generated keys which lacked the digit 9 in them.
>> I fixed this today, but the patch will not get into effect until next
>> weeks key generation as this isn't that important. The patch has been hg
>> up'd in /var/hg/gate though.
>>> Ben and I also added in a static key, for those moments when you're at
>>> another hacker space and don't have the time or local currency to
>>> duplicate your physical key.
>> The patch basically allows any number of static keys to be added to the
>> list, so to tell different applications apart. But no difference to the
>> effect of using a certain key is made. This feature might be used to
>> tell different applications/clients using the door script apart if this
>> was required.
>>> Also learned that hg merg was borked on pony, Ben fixed that.
>> Seems I didn't catch all issues s it still complains about imerge and
>> inotify extensions not being available, but applying a patch with hg
>> merge now works, which should be enough for basic tasks.
>> Regards,
>> BenBE.
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