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Archive for February 23rd, 2022

Egardia/Woonveilig: some notes about logging on a local gateway to see more detailed information on the security system

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/23

A follow-up on Source: Some links with notes on WoonVeilig/Egardia security system communications, protocols and support by 3rd party home automation apps:

Notes on the Woonveilig/Egardia GATE-03 model alarm hub (where 192.168.x.y is the IPv4 address that hub):

  1. It still uses the plain-text insecure http to communicate, so it is wise to try and put it in a separate LAN apart from other systems.
  2. Logon is done using HTTP Basic access authentication.
  3. Woonveilig/Egardia by now prefers the XMPP prototol over the CID protocol (the CID protocol is still used by jeroenterheerdt/python-egardia.
    • You can find the configuration at http://192.168.x.y/setting/xmpp.htm.
    • XMPP protocol uses
      • as primary and as secondary server on port 443.
      • arg-####-auth  where ###### are the last 6 *lowercase* hexadecimal digits of the MAC address of the GATE-03.
      • a long password you can find in the plain-text of the http://192.168.x.y/action/xmppGet http GET request fired by http://192.168.x.y/setting/xmpp.htm.
  4. CID protocol address is ip:// where ###### are the last 6 *uppercase* hexadecimal digits of the MAC address of the GATE-03.
  5. User PIN-codes are not visible at the Woonveilig/Egardia alarm site, but they are at http://192.168.x.y/setting/userCode.htm together with their user names.
  6. Special PIN codes for Installer/Duress/Guard/Master/Temporary are at http://192.168.x.y/setting/codeSetting.htm and obtained via http://192.168.x.y/action/areaListGet and http://192.168.x.y/action/codeSettingGet
  7. On the CID protocol:

I got all of the above via: [Wayback/] GATE-03 system does not report to Egardiaserver · Issue #26 · jeroenterheerdt/python-egardia (which by coincidence used the same firmware I had: HSGW HPGW-L2-XA35H).

Which brings me to some Google search with some remarkable results:

So I did a quick look at LUPUS XT* based products:

Then at the Woonveilig/Egardia and Climax shops:


  • Egardia/Woonveilig sensors look remarkably similar to the LUPUS ones
  • LUPUS is a re-brand of Climax with slightly different firmware

Side note on open ports

  • Open ports on the [Wayback] GATE-03 alarm device:
    9/tcp   filtered discard
    25/tcp  filtered smtp
    80/tcp  open     http
    445/tcp filtered microsoft-ds
  • Open ports on the [Wayback] CAM-06 outdoor camera:
    9/tcp     filtered discard
    21/tcp    open     ftp          oftpd
    25/tcp    filtered smtp
    80/tcp    open     tcpwrapped
    445/tcp   filtered microsoft-ds
    554/tcp   open     rtsp
    711/tcp   open     cisco-tdp?
    1935/tcp  open     rtmp?
    6000/tcp  open     X11?
    49152/tcp open     upnp         Portable SDK for UPnP devices 1.6.17 (Linux 3.4.35; UPnP 1.0)



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ESXi: some notes on .vswp files; there are actually two types of them!

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/23

Earlier this month, I ended ESXi: editing /etc/vmware/hostd/vmInventory.xml to fix the datastore UUID for unavailable VMs part 2 with this:

A final note: I need to check out if .vswp files need to be there at all, as my ESXi servers have plenty of physical memory in order not to swap out to disk. More on that in a future blog post.

Browsing back through my blog posts, I mentioned .vswp files before, but never really dug into them:

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Posted in Power User, VMware, Internet, VMware ESXi, Virtualization, ESXi6, InternetArchive, WayBack machine, ESXi6.5, ESXi6.7, ESXi7, ArchiveTeamWarrior | Leave a Comment »

Having wrong address field order is an almost Dark Pattern to me: #mijnOLVG again.

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/23

Yesterday I wrote about I consider stealing the user’s time because of a bad UX design among the Dark Patterns.

It was about a site blocking the paste of an e-mail field.

I forgot about an almost Dark Pattern on the same site that might be not obvious for English and French readers, but (though there is little documentation on this) there are a lot of countries having the house number put after the street name.

When filling out forms, it makes a lot of sense to put the house number and street name fields in the order of use for the majority of people living that country.

Not doing so rates a form almost as Dark Pattern, for instance the Dutch “MijnOLVG” site, as this is their account sign-up form:

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