Re: [PATCH] Wireless Security Lock driver.

From: Alistair John Strachan
Date: Sun Jul 31 2005 - 09:00:17 EST

On Saturday 30 Jul 2005 20:42, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > I've attached a gzipped version of my Wireless Security Lock patch
> > for v2.6.13-rc4.
> > A Wireless Security Lock (WSL or weasel :-) is made up of two parts.
> > One part is a receiver which you plug into any available USB port.
> > The other part is a transmitter which at fixed intervals sends
> > "ping packets".
> > A "ping packet" usually consists of an ID and a flag telling if the
> > transmitter has just been turned on.
> Idea is good... but why don't you simply use bluetooth (built into
> many notebooks) and bluetooth-enabled phone?
> Probably could be done in userspace, too :-).

There's a script to this on the gentoo wiki via BlueZ.

I personally think the problem with this approach is that most phones have
bluetooth enabled explicitly as an option, it doesn't run all the time, or
default on. Primarily this is because bluetooth can drain your phone's
battery (though, I don't know by how much, if you're not actually
transferring data over it).

A CR2032 cell, in a specific piece of kit, is going to last for a lot longer
than a phone battery.


'No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn't work anyway.'
Third year Computer Science undergraduate.
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