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Re: [nslu2-linux] Is it possible to control the SLUG through an Email message

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  • Victor Snesarev
    Hi Rob, I am not a security expert by any means, but port knocking came to mind. You may find this wiki page interesting:
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 24, 2006
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      Hi Rob,

      I am not a security expert by any means, but port knocking came to mind. You
      may find this wiki page interesting:

      http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/SecurityByPortKnocking

      Victor

      --- Rob Conway <rjconway@...> wrote:

      > I have my UNSLung 6.8 SLUG monitoring my fish tank and I now want to move
      > onto controlling various devices. I have investigated cgi scripts which work
      > OK however worried about security. My SLUG will provide an output contact
      > (via 1wire) which will be sent into a PIC processor which provides the
      > real-time controls. I was thinking to get the PIC to monitor a series of
      > contact pulses from the SLUG before turning anything on or off.
      >
      > Is it posible to setup a mail server/client on the slug and if I email the
      > slug a specifc (ie exact) phrase in the subject line it will go off and start
      > a script. Or is their another secure way. I am also very concerned with not
      > loading my slug up too much as it has alot of trend analysis to do at various
      > times together with its web server thhtp.
      >
      > best regards
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