[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 02:00:44 EDT 2019

On 4/25/2019 12:47 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Busy day! I got to the museum around 11am and stayed to 11pm.
> We had a good amount of visitors today. Several families came through, 
> including a few engineers.
> Jeff B. and I worked on VCF East preparation between the visitors.
> After-hours, I made good progress on our new info kiosk. I used 
> aeronautical-grade velcro (thank you Martin) to attach one of the 
> micro form-factor PCs to the back of the 27" touchscreen monitor, 
> configured all the OpenKiosk software settings, and learned how to 
> connect from our office PC to the web server with SSH (thank you Bill 
> Dudley for the telephone tech support). I know SSH is very secure, but 
> afterward I decided to put FTP on the web server because (don't kill 
> me) I prefer a point-and-click way to move files. Then I spent an hour 
> or two on the kiosk content. Got the main template finished. All 
> that's left to do is update a few content pages, tie back the kiosk 
> cabling, and hang a sign from the ceiling pointing to the kiosk. 
> Probably another 2 hours total and then it will be done.
I strongly recommend ditching FTP and using SSH/SFTP, (even if you use a 
pre-shared key with no key password), you're still getting more security 
than FTP could offer. If you really MUST use FTP, try setting up FTP 
using TLS/SSL encryption of the control channel, so the password isn't 
sent in plaintext.

Jonathan Gevaryahu
jgevaryahu at gmail.com
jgevaryahu at hotmail.com

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