[Rack] doorport - do you know how the door opener works?

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Tue Dec 6 22:03:58 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
>> So one of the issues Zephyr and I have been talking about (in a slightly
>> different context), is having a publicly documented, stable(ish) REST API
>> for stuff at Noisebridge.
>> I don't think this really impinges much on this low level stuff, but it
>> might make sense to have a higher-level interface that doesn't depend so
>> much on an individual implementation.
>> I'll stick it on the socialengineering agenda and hack on it tonight.
> I think this would be really awesome, and a fun way to bridge the real and
> virtual worlds.
> As for the gate opening... I think if we had some sort of very basic
> authentication for opening the gate, it'd be enough. I was envisioning this
> as being a "internal" service so that script kiddies and IRC trolls aren't
> buzzing open our gate at all hours of the day.
> I don't think the work I'm doing or have done precludes having an API that
> can interact with this simple API as well. Let me know if there's any
> integration work that I can assist with.

Yeah, it was more an FYI thing -- I have no idea whether it's going to go
anywhere. Authentication as ever is a hard thing.

> Cheers,
> jof
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