RE: [fw-wiz] Username password VS hardware token plus PIN

MHawkins_at_TULLIB.COM
Date: 02/24/05

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    To: ark@eltex.net, dr@kyx.net
    Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 11:08:46 -0500
    
    

    This is off topic but does anyone know of the method to run code on the
    REXX.

    I have one of 'em too and it always seemed a crying shame to not be able to
    reprogram it to do something useful.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: ArkanoiD [mailto:ark@eltex.net]
    Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:37 AM
    To: Dragos Ruiu
    Cc: Marcus J. Ranum; Frank Knobbe; Hawkins, Michael;
    firewall-wizards@honor.icsalabs.com
    Subject: Re: [fw-wiz] Username password VS hardware token plus PIN

    nuqneH,

    Rex is z80-based and easy programmable (though 8bit and slow)

    On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 07:13:25PM -0800, Dragos Ruiu wrote:
    >
    > On February 23, 2005 05:18 pm, you wrote:
    > > Dragos Ruiu wrote:
    > > >The problem with the old PDA idea is user reluctance.
    > >
    > > Then get SecurIDs or whatever for the few users who
    > > insist on 'em. But there are PDAs that are tiny, too -
    > > credit card size like the Oregon Scientific PDA293
    > > ($9.95 at officedepot.com) or Xircom's Rex, which needs
    > > no cradle because it fits in a PCMCIA slot to sync
    > > and recharge...
    >
    > Heh, being a gadgetaholic, I own a Rex... (which was not
    > amongst my most stellar purchases btw, or long-lived in
    > terms of use, though it was small enough in its pcmcia
    > form factor that it rattled around in my suitcase for
    > years before i noticed it and threw it in the dinosaur
    > equipment pile with the newtons and many other
    > strange oddball devices). I don't know anything
    > about the Oregon Scientific device, but the Rex
    > is a non starter. First killer is the frighteningly limited
    > input system, and second is the high level of reverse
    > engineering needed to retrofit anything onto that
    > device as it has nothing resembling a programmatic
    > interface or any user accessible code bits. It's only
    > marginally more useful than a paper printout of your
    > contacts, though the batteries don't die on paper. :-)

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