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XLT_Frank

Member Since: September 25, 2008

Country: United States

  • To deal with spammers and server load have you considered using the four different available lists from https://www.projecthoneypot.org/ to input into your firewall or reject at the httpd? This saves bandwidth and server load as the crawlers cannot request resources. When I used to run some webservers, this was a huge performance increase.

  • Oh I understand that. It was more tongue and cheek because firmware, which I consider to be hardware, not software, is not covered under the hardware license?

  • How does this all work when most of the code that gets posted for Arduino is really firmware which in my opinion hardware. I have always seen this be a very interesting conversation in industry because the firmware is required for the hardware to operate at the basic level for projects that use them.

  • Implementation is key. If you used Wifi for the access, then you already have 1 factor authentication as long as it is secure. If you want to allow access outside of the Wifi, change the ports used by the IoT device, use SSL, and setup your application and router to support port knocking. Put a password on your phone or don’t cache the password to your locking device. If you want to protect against brute forcing the password, then consider increasing the delay between failed password entries by some increasing scale. Consider having a dual radio for Wifi and Bluetooth. Wifi only passwords have a single use (think remote open for a family member, etc). Dual routed wifi and bluetooth password (behind the scene in the app) is the required for normal use.

  • I would have expected the left half of the board to be an Arduino foot print and the right half of the board to the what is remaining, similar to how the Mega came into existence. I believe this would have been best for standoffs, shields, etc.

  • “‘Nuclear launch detected’. ‘NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!"I guess I will have to get back to work now!”

  • This is just my observation on the pictures. I have not ordered one of these.

  • Why do the headers look so poorly soldered on? It looks like someone was in a hurry and didn’t line them up properly. This is mostly on the bottom double row headers.

  • Speaking of which, I think they should make these bots FPV controlled. It would make it way more difficult, increase the carnage, and remove the boring strategy.

  • I would love to see your review of a Cree branded lightbulb. I have been very happy with their performance and light distribution.

No public wish lists :(