[Rack] [Noisebridge-discuss] door button failing

Nick Shapiro me at nickshapiro.net
Mon Feb 21 22:34:12 UTC 2011

The problem is the outside buzzer is broken, no one inside hears it.

The open script works, if anybody knows you're outside buzzing.

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 2:03 PM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:

> Forwarding this to Rack.    I'm filtering most of discuss to trash.
> > So lets just fix the button somehow.
> It sounds like jake's problem was with the downstairs doorbell button,
> but I want to note that the gate electric strike has been running very
> silently from time to time.   Anyone else notice this? I could barely
> hear it one time last week, and a few days later it was loud as ever.
> The result is more button presses and open cycles, which will  wear it
> out more...
> >
> > also, I tried hacking in and discovered that some of the methods listed
> on
> > the wiki page don't work - like the IP address where you log in as
> > user/live just isn't there (supposed to be at
> >
> If you want to open the door from using cellular network access to the
> internet, you will need an account on pony.  But then you will just
> want to ssh in from your external network and run 'opengate' on pony.
> The wiki instructions were written to give folks access to
> troubleshoot and build more onto the system, not for just opening the
> door.  I'll take a look at them when there's time to.
> The door system (a wyse thinclient that can't run X very well, hence
> the broken *looking* touchpanel screen) works fine:
> ----------------------------------------------
> miloh at persimmon:~$ ssh rmiloh at pony.noisebridge.net
> Last login: Mon Feb 21 13:51:44 2011 from
> xx.xx.xx.xx.dsl.dynamic.sonic.net
> Linux pony 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Fri Dec 10 16:12:40 UTC 2010 i686
> pony% ssh user at
> user at's password: live
> Linux debian 2.6.26-2-486 #1 Thu Nov 25 01:49:20 UTC 2010 i586
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> the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
> individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
> Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
> permitted by applicable law.
> Last login: Mon Feb 21 21:51:54 2011 from pony.noise
> user at debian:~$ hi!
> --------------------------------------------------
> -rma
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