Re: SIM Card slot???

So you say every chumby will have some sort of mac address...
What happens if (not likely btw...) I build my own chumby??? Who sets the MAC or serial number in that chumby if it is completely homemade?
A SIM card o uController is not the answer for chumby validation. You guys are complicating things. A user password is all that is needed to make premium contents safe. You pay for premium you get a password. if that password is used in several chumbys you cheated and preium content will be disabled for you. <stupid comment> And chumby will display "SHAME ON YOU" for 3 days tongue </stupid comment>

Re: SIM Card slot???

I don't want to start a fight here, but really... How could you posibly run linux from a sim card?!?!?!
It's even hard to run it from a floppy drive on a 486 machine...

Re: SIM Card slot???

thats what i said. its just zlnetworks bullsh*tting.

need upload space for the forums or a chumby blog? right here then
http://www.nophus.com/useru
username is chumby
password is chumby

Re: SIM Card slot???

you don't run the entire linux operating system from the sim card, you run a small authentication key generator on the microcontroller contained within the SIM card, that generates a rotating key, and lets say stores 10 of them on its internal EEPROM.

Personally i think it's a GREAT idea! Do what the mobile phone companies have done - a combination of IMEI (Chumby Equivalent: MAC Address) and the SIM Authentication Key (Use in chumby) It seems to work for them! And what's to stop you from allowing a certain number of IMEI/SIM combinations in a single Premium Chumby account?

--neg

hoping for a chumby release before xmas.
every chumby is squishy, except the ones that arent.

Re: SIM Card slot???

neg2led wrote:

Personally i think it's a GREAT idea! Do what the mobile phone companies have done - a combination of IMEI (Chumby Equivalent: MAC Address) and the SIM Authentication Key (Use in chumby) It seems to work for them!

It works for them because there's some big disincentives for sharing your SIM. People can answer your calls, rack up outrageous charges on your account, etc. Chumby has none of that. With the proper incentives to keep subscriptions private, its feasible, but there's really no reason why you couldn't just store the key in flash.