About this little corner of cyberspace

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About this little corner of cyberspace

Postby ivelegacy on Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:07 am

Down The Bunker
The chosen name "bunker" means "computers room", which is located in Switzerland where we have our UNIX machines, while the Apache2 server that hosts these pages is located in Italy.

The network finds its own use and space for things. This web site is a general no-profit vintage computing website which aims to be a friendly hobbyist community for discussing Linux and artworks projects as well as OS-less projects, including software development, and troubleshooting, as well as facilitating hardware exchange.

Signal bootie talks about personal projects, ideas and experiences.
Bazaar Area puts buyers in touch with sellers, it's user-to-user.


HackADay on Signal bootie, Hardware & Making
This track is all about the liberation of proprietary RISC ( MIPS, PPC, HPPA ) vintage computers by running Gentoo/Linux on them, and the developing and creatively using things that allow the digital to make a physical impression. The focus is on creating things of all kinds of, e.g. textiles, musical instruments, robots, alternative energy, medical tools, …, the expansion, repair, and liberation of proprietary systems, from the decapped smart-card to the firmware of your toaster to a modified agricultural machine, the sovereign use of technology, getting your hands dirty, and all the things we can’t imagine yet – and of course rockets! (contact us for your own dedicated space).

Participation
This is the leading place to discuss personal projects, crowdsource funded projects, as well as vintage computers, while the Bazaar area offers free participation without insertion fees.

Everyone is welcome, even commercial companies and people promoting their own products. So long as you contribute you are welcome to promote your wares here. Commercial spamming is not tolerated though. Moderators exist, they are called "entities with badges" for geek humoristic reason but also because they do not actively moderate or censor posts. There is no censorship on this forum, and you are welcome to promote or link to other forums, sites, and companies.

In brief, it's essentially a self-moderated place, and people lead by example. However, it has a high barrier of entry and new registrations are over to a manual account approval process. More info on "How to get an account?"

:cumula:
like being a monkey coloring within the lines

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The Team

Postby LordCrimson on Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:56 pm

Our team is composed by:

LordCrimson Site Administrator, Project Manager
Ivelegacy Developer, Team Leader
madame Developer, Information Architect, Web Content Specialist
TheHalloween Developer
TheHook Server Administrator


Contact the team by Email


Why Muted userprofiles?
Clicking on anyone's usernames sends back to the front page, not the login screen.
The user-profiles module is deactivated and removed because it doesn't suit our needs.
Not a good design, but it's functional. :fufufu:
Mystères of the invisible, Loa are intermediaries between Bondye the Supreme Creator, who is distant from the world—and humanity.

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Policies

Postby ivelegacy on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 pm

Bazaar person to person marketplace

The only purpose of the Bazaar area is to put buyers in touch with sellers so they can do their thing.
You can post what you need and, if you want to, what you will offer for it.
Once you have closed a deal, please either edit your post indicating that you are no longer looking.
Please be advised that the neither the Forum nor the SiteAdmin are responsible for these transactions in any way.
Besides that, just do not ask and trade for anything illegal.


Signal bootie, Participating in the boost

The only rule is: don't talk about politics, sex, religion, guns, and conspiracy theories.
If you need space for a project, ask someone in the staff.
like being a monkey coloring within the lines

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How to get an account?

Postby ivelegacy on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:33 pm

This is not an invite-only website. However, it has a high barrier to entry.

Due to spam issues, we have switched all new registrations on DTB over to a manual account approval process.


Contact the team by Email


That's all :up:
like being a monkey coloring within the lines

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Passwords & Recovery

Postby LordCrimson on Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:22 am

Passwords are not saved directly. The engine saves the hash-shadow.

Details
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/* Hash the password */
function get_hash
(
    $password
)

(on registration)

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/* Check for correct password */
function check_hash
(
    $password,
    $hash
)
{
    $itoa64 = './0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz';
    $ans= ( hash_crypt_private($password, $hash, $itoa64) === $hash) ? true : false;
    return $ans;
}

(on login)

e.g. if your passoword is "hAllo"
  • you type "hAllo" in the field
  • the engine calculates the hash64("hAllo")
  • and saves "598d4c20a481b81b22a3328565c25f7c" in the mySQL database

"598d4c20a481b81b22a3328565c25f7c" is the shadow of the password "hAllo".

It means if someone loses the password, this information is lost for everyone, the database doesn't have a copy, and the recovering it from a shadow is impossible, and two things are possible
  • (from the admin console) delete the user account, thus the user can re-submit a new account
  • (from mySQL console) force a new hash64(new_provisional_password) into the database, this way the user can login, go to profile, and change the password
Mystères of the invisible, Loa are intermediaries between Bondye the Supreme Creator, who is distant from the world—and humanity.

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ftp & uploader

Postby LordCrimson on Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:28 am

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lftp ftp://www.downthebunker.com


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lftp :~> ls
incoming
outgoing
Mystères of the invisible, Loa are intermediaries between Bondye the Supreme Creator, who is distant from the world—and humanity.

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idiosyncratic nomenclature

Postby LordCrimson on Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:19 pm

The domain name is "DownTheBunker, DTB"
  • down __ the bunker means like going further down into it
  • down to the bunker means going down into the bunker from somewhere else.
So it should be down *to* the bunker or down *in* the bunker; "down the bunker" without a preposition is idiomatic in some dialect of English since some UK English speakers pronounce "down to the/down at the" almost the same as "down the". However, "DownTheBunker" is cool though so I don’t think it hurts if we leave it.
Mystères of the invisible, Loa are intermediaries between Bondye the Supreme Creator, who is distant from the world—and humanity.

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