Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Wed Jan 13 12:15:37 CST 2010


On January 13, 2010 at 12:55 standalone.sysadmin at gmail.com (Matt Simmons) wrote:
 > That would be excellent for both the administrator, and anyone walking
 > down the row with a wand in their pocket.


All an RFID wand would give you is a unique id number for each tag in
range which someone with access to an inventory database would look up
to find the associated record for other info.

It would be mostly useless info to "anyone...with a wand."

I suppose my question is more in the realm of whether the environment
is too RF noisy for RFIDs to be reliable, do such systems exist at
that scale (can I buy 1,000 RFID tags and a wand? I'd think so but I
don't know.) Also, would RF shielding in racks make it tricky to get a
good wanding?

Anyhow, just a thought.


 > 
 > On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Barry Shein <bzs at world.std.com> wrote:
 > >
 > > On January 12, 2010 at 23:03 Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu (Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu) wrote:
 > >  > On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:50:37 PST, Bill Stewart said:
 > >  > > A password recovery method I've found very frustrating is to use the
 > >  > > serial number or similar value that's on a label on the bottom of the
 > >  > > equipment.
 > >  >
 > >  > Related pet peeve:  Inventory and asset control people that stick a sticker on
 > >  > hardware and then expect to be able to scan the barcode at a later date. Works
 > >  > fine if the barcode sticker actually ends up facing the front or the back of
 > >  > the rack.  But occasionally, the sticker ends up stuck on an empty space on the
 > >  > printed circuit board of a upgrade blade that's plugged into a chassis...
 > >  >
 > >
 > > Sounds like RFID FTW!
 > >
 > > Actually, I have no idea if it'd work, maybe someone else does. Seems
 > > like it'd be nice to be able to just wand a rack and poof out comes a
 > > list of everything in it.
 > >
 > >
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