[ubuntu-uk] Mobiles and Bluetooth Authentication

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Tue Jul 14 10:03:45 BST 2009


On Tue, 2009-07-14 at 09:59 +0100, Jai Harrison wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> 
> I'm in the process of trying to select a new phone and figured that
> what would be really cool is one that I can use to login and out of my
> machine. Basically something that communicates through bluetooth to
> the machine to log in. Then when I go away it should lock it and when
> I come back it should unlock it.
> 
> I am pretty sure that all of this can be achieved on Windows with
> third party software and was wondering if I could do the same on
> Ubuntu. I'm interested in what software I'll need on my system, what
> mobile phone and software for that I'll need and whether it's also
> compatible with Windows (so that I can use it for both OSes I use).
> 
> Any help is much appreciated,
> 
> Jai

Hiya,

Have a look at BlueProximity it's in the repos. Works with any bluetooth
phone, as it just searches for the phones ID :)

-Matt Daubney




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