[SUBMISSIONS CLOSED] Community Challenge: Brecht’s API Scavenger Hunt

BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

Congratulations to our challenge winners (randomly selected from those who had all of the below correct answers): @RSG and @NathanG

 

UPDATE: this challenge has ended! We are so thrilled at the response for this challenge, huge thanks to everyone who participated. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun with it 😊. We will review all the submissions and announce the challenge winners tomorrow (August 27th). We will also share the answer key at this time!

 

In the meantime, we're pleased to award a special challenge badge to everyone who participated:

 

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If you don't see your badge awarded in the next 24 hours, please reach out to community-help@meraki.com.

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Welcome to the API scavenger hunt! It consists of 10 questions that need answers. You’ll have to crawl through the catacombs of the configuration of a dummy network using the Meraki dashboard API. Please keep in mind that I used the new APIv1 to test these myself, but v0 should work too.

 

If you don't know how to use the dashboard API I recommend you look into this tutorial on using Postman and Meraki APIs:

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/build/meraki-postman-collection-getting-started/

 

Note that that tutorial was written for v0 of the API. If you need more info on APIv1, have a look at the official docs here:

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/api-v1/#!introduction/meraki-dashboard-api

 

The new Postman library for APIv1 can be found here:

https://documenter.getpostman.com/view/897512/SzYXYfmJ

 

Feel free to use whichever method you prefer to gather the necessary data. Whichever way you choose, you'll need the following info:

 

API key:

d5d2cc757aab100c3c436883ec35987e5d518cd1

 

NetworkID:

L_631066897785293452

 

You only have read-only access and only to the Sub-Etha network.

 

In case you run into issues, don't hesitate to open a topic in the community so we can help out. It seems obvious but please don't share the answers with anyone, nor post them in the community; it kind of spoils the fun. If you see a return code of "429: Too Many Requests" that means that we've run into the API rate limiter. It may very well happen as everyone will be using the same API key, if it does, lay back and try again later, you've got plenty of time!

 

Without further ado, here are the questions (also, don't forget your towel):

 

  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
  2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
  3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
  4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
  5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
  6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
  7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
  8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
  9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
  10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.

How to win

There will be two winners for this challenge. In order to win, you must have answered all 10 questions correctly in a comment on this post by August 26th at 11am PDT. In the likely event that multiple submissions contain all 10 correct answers, we will randomly select 2 winners from that group of respondents. Winners will receive Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack!

 

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Comments will remain hidden throughout the contest. On August 26th, we’ll announce the winners and share the answer key.

 

Enjoy!


Note: Meraki Employees are permitted to participate! Complete rules and eligibility can be found here.

81 Comments
kYutobi
Kind of a big deal

Great challenge @BrechtSchamp  Let the hunting commence!

CptnCrnch
Kind of a big deal

Frickin‘ great idea @BrechtSchamp! 😎

TylerHerbst
Conversationalist

I can see the Network now! LET THE HUNT COMMENCE!

DerekPeterson
Conversationalist

1. BBC
2. 5/25
3. phishing
4. Don't Panic
5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought
8. Neil Young
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Terry Pratchett???

SteveWeidner
Here to help

We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

 

We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
"Towel Day" - 25 May

Towel Day.png

 

We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
phishing

 

We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Don't Panic! Dont Panic (2).jpg

 

This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
42 - "What is the answer to..."

Towel_Day-42-Infographic (2).jpg

 

We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
Marvin the Paranoid Android

 

We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Deep Thought

 

We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a
snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020
16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct,
you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Neil Young (Heart of Gold)

 

Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
arthur.dent@human.from.earth

 

By now the central theme of the questions should be clear.
But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk?
It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
Douglas Adams

220px-Douglas_adams_portrait_cropped

 

HusseinO
Comes here often

1- Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2- Towel Day
3- Phishing Attack
4- Don't Panic
5- What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?
6- Marvin the Martian
7- Deep Thought
8- Neil Young
9- arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10- Douglas Adams

EricT
Conversationalist

Here are my answers.  I am not sure on some of them.  This is fun!!!

 

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

 

2. Tuesday, May 25, Towel Day 2021

 

3. Phishing - So long, and thanks for all the phishing.

 

4. Don't Panic

 

5. 42 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

 

6. Professor Snape,
Goblin Bank Teller, Professor Flitwick, Voice of Griphook

 

7. Deep Thought Uplink

 

8. Neil Young

 

9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

 

10. Douglas Adams

lukek
New here

No experience whatsoever with API's and Postman until this came in today so thank you for letting me use this competition to get one of my "need to learn" list items ticked off!

 

1. BBC
2. 25th May
3. Phishing
4. Don't Panic
5. 42
6. Marvin
7. Deep Thought
8. Neil Young
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams

 

FakrulAlamDA
Here to help

1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

 

2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
25 May 2001 (Towel Day)

 

3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
phishing

 

4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Don't Panic

 

5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything

 

6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
looney tunes martian

 

7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Deep Thought

 

8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Neil Young (song: Heart of Gold)

 

9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
arthur.dent@human.from.earth

 

10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
name the author of this great radio series

Andre_S
Here to help
1
Address: Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
 
2
Towel Day 25/5
 
3
Phishing
 
4
Don't Panic
 
5
42
 
6
Marvin the Martian
 
7
Deep Thought
 
8
Heart of Gold
 
9
arthur.dent@human.from.earth
 
10
Douglas Adams
CarolineS
Community Manager

Note: your submissions here will not be public until after the contest has ended. We have made a few of the comments visible since they weren’t actually submissions, just encouraging comments :).

CN
Meraki Employee
Meraki Employee
Thomas_Beutner
New here

Great challenge, nice idea! A lot of fun, thanx!

 

Here are my answers:

 

1) BBC (Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom)
2) May 25
3) Phishing
4) Don’t Panic!
5) 42
6) Marvin the Martian
7) Deep Thought
😎 Neil Young
9) Arthur Dent (arthur.dent@human.from.earth)
10) Eddie Nestor

 

Best regards

Thomas

Anoop
New here
Answers:
1. Broadcasting House
2. 25th May
3. Phishing
4: Don't Panic
5: What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
6: Marvin the Martian
7: Deep Thought
8: Neil young
9: arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10: name the author of this great radio series?
umeshparab
Comes here often

1. Broadcasting House
2. 25th May
3. Phishing
4: Don't Panic
5: What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything
6: Marvin the Martian
7: Deep Thought
8: Neil young
9: arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10: name the author of this great radio series?

seb90
Conversationalist

Awesome idea!

 

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom ("lat": 51.5189, "lng": -0.14308)

2. Towel Day (25 May)

3. phishing

4. Don't Panic

5. 42 (What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything)

6. Marvin

7. Deep Thought Uplink

8. Heart of Gold

9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10. Douglas Adams (nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries)

DavidWitt
Conversationalist

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

2. May 25 - Towel Day 2021

3. Phishing

4. Don't Panic

5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything

6. Marvin the Martian

7. Deep Thought

8. Neil Young

9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10. Douglas Adams

jgarcia
Just browsing

 great idea @BrechtSchamp

Eliav
Conversationalist

This was fun! Thanks!

 

 

  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
    • BBC Radio
  2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
    • May 25. Don’t forget your towel!
  3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
    • Phishing
  4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
    • Don’t Panic
  5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
    • 42
  6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
    • Marvin the Paranoid Android (RIP Alan)
  7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
    • Deep Thought
  8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
    • Neil Young
  9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
    • arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
    • Douglas Adams
viking
Here to help

1. BBC
2. May 25th
3. Phishing
4. Don't Panic
5. 42
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought
8. Heart of Gold
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams

RomanMD
Getting noticed

Task 1: We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
Answer: Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

 

Task 2: We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
Answer: Towel Day = Tuesday, May 25

 

Task 3: We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
Hint: So long, and thanks for all the phishing.
Answer: Phishing

 

Task 4: We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Answer: Don't Panic

 

Task 5: This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
Answer: What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything

 

Task 6: We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
Hints: alan rickman and warwick davis, ambition makes you look pretty ugly, looney tunes martian, recently-added,
Answer: Marvin the Paranoid Android

 

Task 7: We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Hint: Deep Thought Uplink
Answer: Deep Thought

 

Task 8: We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Answer: Neil Young

 

Task 9: Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
Answer: arthur.dent@human.from.earth

 

Task 10: By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
Question: name the author of this great radio series?
Answer: Kirstine Kaern

 

---------

How to solve via Python Library:

x_cisco_meraki_api_key = 'd5d2cc757aab100c3c436883ec35987e5d518cd1'
dashboard = meraki.DashboardAPI(x_cisco_meraki_api_key,suppress_logging=True)
network_id = "L_631066897785293452"
print("Task 1: We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).")
devices = dashboard.networks.getNetworkDevices(network_id)
for device in devices:
if device.get("name") == "Eddie":
print("Answer: " + device.get("address"))
print("")

print("Task 2: We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.")
vlans = dashboard.appliance.getNetworkApplianceVlans(network_id)
for vlan in vlans:
if vlan.get("id") == 1525:
print("Answer: " + vlan.get("name") + " = Tuesday, May 25")
print("")

print("Task 3: We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.")
clients = dashboard.networks.getNetworkClients(network_id)
for client in clients:
if client.get("description") == "raspberrypi":
print("Hint: " + client.get("notes"))
print("Answer: Phishing")
print("")

print("Task 4: We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.")
ssids = dashboard.wireless.getNetworkWirelessSsids(network_id)
for ssid in ssids:
if ssid.get("number") == 14:
print("Answer: " + ssid.get("name"))
print("")

print("Task 5: This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.")
for ssid in ssids:
if ssid.get("number") == 14:
question = ssid.get("adminSplashUrl")[7:110].replace("."," ")
print("Answer: " + question)
print("")

print("Task 6: We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.")
for device in devices:
if device.get("name") == "Total Perspective Vortex":
print("Hints: ", end="")
for tag in device.get("tags"😞
print(tag.replace("_"," "), end=", ")
print("\n\rAnswer: Marvin the Paranoid Android")
print("")

print("Task 7: We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.")
for device in devices:
if device.get("name") == "Eddie":
port = dashboard.switch.getDeviceSwitchPort(device.get("serial"),6)
print("Hint: " + port.get("name"))
print("Answer: Deep Thought")
print("")
 
print("Task 8: We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.")
for device in devices:
if device.get("name") == "Total Perspective Vortex":
snapshot = dashboard.camera.generateDeviceCameraSnapshot(device.get("serial"),timestamp="2020-08-18T14:12:00Z")
print("Answer: Neil Young")
#print("Link to snapshot: " + snapshot.get("url"))
print("")

print("Task 9: Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?")
alerts = dashboard.networks.getNetworkAlertsSettings(network_id)
for alert in alerts.get("alerts"😞
if alert.get("type") == "geofencingOut":
print("Answer: ", end="")
for email in alert.get("alertDestinations").get("emails"😞
print(email)
print("")

print("Task 10: By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.")
firewallRules = dashboard.appliance.getNetworkApplianceFirewallL3FirewallRules(network_id)

for rule in firewallRules.get("rules"😞
if rule.get("comment") == "BABELFISH":
print("Question: name the author of this great radio series?")
print("Answer: Kirstine Kaern")
print("")
CollinB
Comes here often
  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
    1. BBC – Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints
    1. Towel Day May 25th
  3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
    1. Phishing or spear-phishing
  4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
    1. Don’t Panic (actually on SSID 14)
  5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
    1. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life and the universe and everything (42)
  6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
    1. Marvin - alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly looney_tunes_martian
  7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
    1. Deep Thought
  8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
    1. Song: Heart of Gold Artist: Neil Young
  9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?\
    1. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
    1. Nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries : Douglas Adams
maipro
Conversationalist

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

2. May 25

3. Phishing

4. Panic

5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?

6. Marvin the Paranoid Android

7. Deep Thought

8. Neil Young

9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10. Douglas Adams

mbruder
Here to help

OK, here's my submission!

 

  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address): "Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom"
  2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints. Towel Day = May 25th or 5/25
  3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes: Phishing
  4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest: Don't Panic (this is actually SSID 14 because they start a 0, but who's counting?)
  5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID: What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything? 42
  6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints: Marvin the Paranoid Android
  7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it. Deep Thought
  8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness: Neil Young - Heart of Gold
  9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy? arthur.dent@human.from.earth (FYI the url used in the Postman collection is incorrect. It uses {{baseUrl}}/networks/:networkId/alertSettings instead of {{baseUrl}}/networks/:networkId/alerts/settings
  10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule. Name the author for this great radio series? Douglas Adams
Inderdeep
Head in the Cloud

Answers to the above question are

1.Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2.Towel Day- May 25
3. phishing
4. Don't Panic
5.What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
6.alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis
7.Deep Thought Uplink
8.looney_tunes_martian by Marvin the Martian
9.administrators
10.BabelFish

TrishaC
Meraki Employee

What a fun idea! Thanks @BrechtSchamp for crafting this!

mitwyatt
Comes here often

Just an awesome and hilarious hunt!!!

 

Here are my answers. 🙂

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

2. May 25th

3. Phishing

4. Don’t Panic

5. 42 - (What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?)

6. Marvin the Paranoid Android

7. Deep Thought

8. Neil Young – Heart of Gold

9. Arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10. Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries?

 

Avis
Meraki Employee

 

  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).

"Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom"

 

  1. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.

Towel Day – May 25

 

  1. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.

Phishing  - "So long, and thanks for all the phishing."

 

  1. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.

"Don't Panic" – (i.e. “Stay calm and carry on”)

 

  1. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.

 Q: “What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything" Answer: 42

 

  1. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.

“Marvin the Martian” - "tags": " alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly looney_tunes_martian recently-added "

 

  1. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.

"Deep Thought” –  switchport #6: “"Deep Thought Uplink"

 

  1. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.

Neil Young – Heart of Gold

 

  1. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?

"arthur.dent@human.from.earth"

 

  1. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.

Douglas Adams”  BABELFISH -  nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries

JonH
Meraki Employee

Answers follow:

 

  1. BBC Radio
  2. May 25 (Towel Day)
  3. Phishing
  4. Don't Panic
  5. 42
  6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Neil Young
  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. Douglas Adams

 

chengineer
Meraki Alumni (Retired)

This was sooooo fun, @BrechtSchamp! Now you've inspired me to go read the book. Thank you for creating such a fun way to learn Meraki APIs!!

 

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2. May 25 (or 25/05)
3. phishing attack
4. Don't Panic
5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything > 42
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought
8. Neil Young
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams

 

krazeeEyez
Here to help


We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
BBC


We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
Tuesday, May 25

We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
phishing - So long, and thanks for all the fish

We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Don't Panic and carry a towel

This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
42 - The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything by the computer Deep Thought

We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
Marvin the Paranoid Android

We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Deep Thought was a supernatural-computer programmed to calculate the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. It designed the planet Earth, which was built by the Magratheans.


We're looking for the artist of a song.
Heart of Gold by Neil Young

Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
Arthur Dent

By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
name the author of this great radio series?
Douglas Adams

pgandhi
Comes here often

1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
May 25

3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
Phishing attack

4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Don't Panic

5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything? 42

6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints
Marvin the Paranoid Android

7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Deep Thought

8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Johnny Cash

9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
Systems Manager

10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
Douglas Adams

kredmon
Just browsing

Great idea!  Loved the challenge and the gamification!


1 - "Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom"
2 - May 25 - Towel Day
3 - So long, and thanks for all the _phishing_
4 - Don't Panic
5 - http://What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
6 - Marvin the Paranoid Android
7 - Deep Thought
8 - Heart of Gold
9 - zaphod.beeblebrox@from.betelgeuse.five
10 - nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries - Douglas Adams

Jasons2
New here

1.  Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2.  Tuesday, May 25 2021
3.   Phishing 
4.   Don't Panic
5.   What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
6.   Teddy Lupin
7.   Deep Thought
8.   Heart of Gold
9.   arthur.dent@human.from.earth 
10. Douglas Adams

JasonM
Meraki Employee

 

This was a good time going through the endpoints and figuring everything out. Much appreciate the effort to put this together!

 

  1. BBC - Broadcasting House
  2. May 25th
  3. Phishing attack
  4. Don’t Panic! (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)
  5. 42
  6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Neil Young - Heart of Gold
  9. Arthur Dent EMAIL: arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. Douglas Adams

 

Pieterdt
Just browsing

1. BBC Radio
2. 25 May
3. Phising
4. Don't Panic
5. 42
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought Uplink
8. Neil Young
9. Arthur Dent
10. Douglas Adams

Retlaw
Comes here often

1. BCC Radio Station
2. 25 May
3. Phishing
4. Don't Panic
5. 42
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought
8. Niel Young
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams

Poldoho
New here

Very awesome! Thank you for making this.

 

Here are my answers:

 

1. BBC (Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom)
2. May 25
3. Phishing
4. Don't Panic
5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought
8. Neil Young
9. Arthur Dent
10. Douglas Adams

 

Hoping for the best!!! 😁

SVDC
Comes here often
  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
    1. BBC - BBC Radio 4 for the original (Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom)
  2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
    1. 25th of May (Towel Day)
  3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
    1. phishing
  4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
    1. Don't Panic
  5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
    1. 42 (The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything)
  6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
    1. Marvin The Paranoid Android
  7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
    1. Deep Thought
  8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
    1. Neil Young (Heart of Gold)
  9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
    1. Arthur Dent (arthur.dent@human.from.earth)
  10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
    1. Douglas Adams (BABELFISH - nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries?)

 

Thank you for the great scavenger hunt, had a lot of fun exploring the API and the theme was definitely a cherry on top!

Dongioac
Meraki Employee
  1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. 25th May, Towel Day
  3. So long, and thanks for all the phishing.
  4. Don't Panic
  5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything
  6. ['alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis', 'ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly', 'looney_tunes_martian', 'recently-added']
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Neil Young (song Heart of Gold; link to snapshot)
  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. Douglas Noel Adams (Vigenère Seed: BABELFISH; cleartext: name the author of this great radio series)
ConnorL
Meraki Employee

We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.


SSID 15 😪cries in wireless overhead

George_Viking
Here to help
  1. BBC Broadcasting: 51.5189, -0.14308
  2. Towel Day: Tuesday, May 25
  3. Phishing
  4. Don’t Panic
  5. 42
  6. Marvin
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Heart of Gold
  9. System Manager
  10. Douglas Adams
ConstantinM0
Comes here often

1: BBC

2: May 25 (Towel Day)

3: Phishing

4: Don't Panic

5: 42

6: Marvin The Paranoid Android

7: Deep Thought

8: Neil Young

9: arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10: Douglas Adams

dufour_francois
Here to help

Hello my response is :

 

  1. "address""Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom",
  2.  It's 25/5/2020  "name": "Towel Day",
  3.  "notes":"So long, and thanks for all the phishing."
  4.  "name""Don't Panic",
  5.    "adminSplashUrl": "http://What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything",
  6. tags"alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly looney_tunes_martian recently-added ",
  7.  "name of computer is""Deep Thought Uplink",
  8.  It's Neil Young - Heart Of Gold (time stamp use  "timestamp": "18/08/2020 07:12:00 ",
  9.  "type""geofencingOut",        "arthur.dent@human.from.earth"
  10.    name the author of this great radio series  is Paul Temple ?

Thanks for the challenge 

 

Best regards F Dufour

 

 

 

SteveMcKee
Conversationalist

Here are my answers. 

 

 

Q1. BBC Radio. If the switch description ‘Eddie’ refers to Eddie Nestor then, specifically, BBC Radio London Drivetime

Q2. 25th of May (Towel Day)

Q3. Phishing (So long, and thanks for all the phishing)

Q4. Don’t Panic

Q5. What is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Q6. Marvin the Paranoid Android

Q7. Deep Thought.

Q8. Neil Young is the artist (Heart of Gold is the song).

Q9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

Q10. Douglas Adams was the author (decode keyword BABELFISH 😉 ).

 

Enjoyed the scavenger hunt, appreciate the effort put in to the questions !!.

 

Cheers

Steve

DSchwartzberg
Comes here often
  1. BBC Radio 4
  2. Tuesday, May 25
  3. Phishing
  4. Don't Panic
  5. 42
  6. Marvin
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Neil Young
  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries -> The Alan Davies Show

 

Thanks! this was fun!!!

 

 

DSchwartzberg
Comes here often

This was a lot of fun and enabled me to look at other Meraki API features, such as the camera snapshot API.

BryanMcCullough
Conversationalist

Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
Towel Day
Infinite monkey theorem
Don't Panic
42 - What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
Marvin the Paranoid Android (played by warwick davis & voice by alan rickman)
Deep Thought Uplink
The starship Heart of Gold
arthur.dent@human.from.earth
nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries? = Douglas Adams

RSG
Comes here often

We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
BBC London Radio
Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom


We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
Towel Day
Tuesday, May 25 Towel Day 2021


We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
"notes": "So long, and thanks for all the phishing."
phishing


We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Don't Panic


This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
"adminSplashUrl": "http://What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything",

What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?
The answer to the question is 42


We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Deep Thought

 

We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Neil Young, Heart of Gold

 

Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
zaphod.beeblebrox@from.betelgeuse.five


By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
name the author of this great radio series
Douglas Adams

 

EngrKen
Just browsing

(1) BBC
(2) 5/25, Towel Day
(3) Null session
(4) Don't Panic
(5) What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?
(6) Marvin the Paranoid Android
(7) Deep Thought
(8) Neil Young
(9) Arthur Dent (arthur.dent@human.from.earth)
(10) Douglas Noel Adams, aka "DNA"

Charles_Bisel
Comes here often
  1. BBC
  2. May 25
  3. Phishing
  4. Don't Panic
  5. 42
  6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Neil Young (Heart of Gold)
  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. Douglas Adams
snmitrov
Comes here often

I've had a great fun with the hunt and learned something new about Meraki APIs. Here are my answers:

 

1. BBC
2. Tuesday, 25 May (Did not know this day exist :))
3. phishing
4. Panic
5. 42  - question is What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything
6. Marvin the Martian a.k.a Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought
8. Heart Of Gold
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Greenberet
A model citizen

* We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
* We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
25 May
* We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
Phishing
* We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Don't Panic
* This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?

- 42
* We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
Marvin the paranoid android
* We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Deep Thought
* We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Artist: Neil Young
Title/Spaceship: Heart of Gold
* Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
arthur.dent@human.from.earth
* By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
Douglas Adams

ccie32305
New here

There you go

 

 


1) We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
question1.py
import requests
APIKEY="d5d2cc757aab100c3c436883ec35987e5d518cd1"
NETWORK="L_631066897785293452"
HEADERS={'X-Cisco-Meraki-API-Key' : APIKEY}
URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/" + NETWORK + "/devices"
requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).text
for device in devices:
try:
if device['address']:
print(device['address'])
except:
pass
Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
>>>
A: Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

2) We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
>>> URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/" + NETWORK + "/appliance/vlans"
>>> requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()[1]['name']
'Towel Day'
>>>
A: Tuesday, 25. Mai 2021

3) We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
>>> URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/" + NETWORK + "/clients"
>>> clients = requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()
>>> for client in clients:
... try:
... if 'Rasp' in client['manufacturer']:
... print(client['notes'])
... except:
... pass
...
So long, and thanks for all the phishing.
>>>
A : Phising

4) We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
>>> URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/" + NETWORK + "/wireless/ssids/"
>>> ssids = requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()
>>> ssids[14]['name']
"Don't Panic"
>>>
A: Don't panic

5) This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
>>> URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/" + NETWORK + "/wireless/ssids/14/splash/settings"
>>> requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()
{'useSplashUrl': True, 'splashUrl': 'http://What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything', 'ssidNumber': 14, 'splashMethod': 'Click-through splash page'}
>>>
A: http://What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything

A: So i guess answer is not the URL but 42

6) We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
>>> URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/devices/Q2PV-Z7JX-QRAW"
>>> requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()['tags']
['alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis', 'ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly', 'looney_tunes_martian', 'recently-added']
>>>
A: Alan Rickman and Warwick Davis

7) We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
>>> URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/devices/Q2HP-27M8-UMT2/switch/ports/6"
>>> requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()['name']
'Deep Thought Uplink'
>>>
A: Deep Thought Uplink
😎We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
>>> URL="https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/devices/Q2PV-Z7JX-QRAW/camera/generateSnapshot"
>>> BODY
{'timestamp': '2020-08-18T16:12:00+0200', 'fullframe': True}
>>>
>>> requests.post(URL,headers=HEADERS,data=json.dumps(BODY)).json()
{'url': 'https://spn3003.meraki.com/stream/jpeg/snapshot/3766b253a6d161efVHMWU1ZjYwNWQ1ZDNmYzUxYjQ5ODczZmE1NT...', 'expiry': 'Access to the image will expire at 2020-08-23T03:32:51-07:00'}
>>>
A: Neil Young
9) Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
>>> URL="https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/" + NETWORK + "/alerts/settings"
>>> geofenc = requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()
for alert in geofenc['alerts']:
try:
if 'geofencingOut' in alert['type']:
print(alert)
except:
pass
A: arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10) By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
>>> URL = "https://api.meraki.com/api/v1/networks/L_631066897785293452/appliance/firewall/l3FirewallRules"
>>> requests.get(URL,headers=HEADERS).json()['rules'][0]['comment']
'BABELFISH'
>>>
A:BABELFISH
Decrypt : nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries
Authors : Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer, Thomas Tidholm

msdaniluk
New here

1) We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
Answer: Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

 

2) We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
Answer: Tuesday, 25. Mai 2021

 

3) We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
Answer: Phising

 

4) We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Answer: Don't panic

 

5) This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
Answer: http://What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything

 

6) We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
Answer: Alan Rickman and Warwick Davis

 

7) We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Answer: Deep Thought Uplink

 

😎 We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Answer: Neil Young

 

9) Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
Answer: arthur.dent@human.from.earth

 

10) By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn't: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
Answer: Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer, Thomas Tidholm

Bettencourt
Meraki Employee

We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
Answer: Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/devices/

 

We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
Answer: 25th of May, Towel Day
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/vlans/1525

 

We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
Answer: Phising
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/clients

 

We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
Answer: 42 (not sure whats is being asked here)
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/ssids/14

 

This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
Answer: What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/ssids/14/splashSettings

 

We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
Answer: Martian from Looney Toones
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/devices

 

We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
Answer: Deep Thought
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/devices/Q2HP-27M8-UMT2/switchPorts/6

 

We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
Answer: Artist - Neil Young, Spaceship/Song - Heart of Gold
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/cameras/Q2PV-Z7JX-QRAW/snapshot?timestam...

 

Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
Answer: arthur.dent@human.from.earth

API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/alertSettings

 

By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
Answer: BrechtSchamp
API: https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/networks/L_631066897785293452/l3FirewallRules

SweSharkie
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1. BBC London Radio

2. 25 May Towel Day

3. Phishing

4. Don't panic

5. 42

6. Marvin the Paranoid Android

7. Deep Thought

8. Heart of Gold

9. Arthur Dent (arthur.dent@human.from.earth)

10. Douglas Adams

 

Excellent hunt, I had a lot of fun! Also strangely I completely missed that 1.0 API was out. Great to see that as well.

Thanks for brightening up my Sunday afternoon :).

AGM
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  1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom"
  2. May 25 2001
  3. Phishing
  4. Don’t Panic
  5.  Answer is (42), What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
  6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Heart of gold
  9. Arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. Name the author of this great radio series? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Authors : Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer, Thomas Tidholm
Idlemind
Comes here often
  1. BBC via Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. Towel Day, 25 May
  3. Phishing
  4. Don't Panic
  5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?

  6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
  7. Deep Thought, https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Deep_Thought
  8. Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. BABELFISH -> nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries -> aka "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Pulkit_Mittal
Getting noticed

Hi @BrechtSchamp , 

 

The answers are as follows:

 

1. BBC Radio 4 at Broadcasting House radio station.

2. Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021 (Towel Day)

3. Phishing

4. Don't Panic

5. What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything?

6. alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis

7. Deep Thought (Computer designed to play chess)

8. Neil Young

9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10. Douglas Adams (nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries?)

 

Looking forward to the amazing and magical Meraki Winning prize. 😛 

 

Thanks for the contest. Loved your idea.!

 

Regards,

Pulkit

 

Alvin-Lau
New here

Hi, please see my answers below 🙂

 

  1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

  2. Towel Day

  3. Phishing

  4. Don’t Panic

  5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?

  6. Looney Tunes Martian

  7. Deep Thought

  8. Heart of Gold - Neil Young

  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

  10. Brecht Schamp

NathanG
Meraki Employee

Great scavenger hunt!

I didn't realise there were still old-school geeks in the IT industry 🙂

 

 
  1. Radio Station location: Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. Date: Towel Day: 25th May (Tribute to Douglas Adams)
  3. Well known attack: Phishing (So long, and thanks for all the phish(ing)… Hitchhikers ref)
  4. Motto or rule: Don’t… panic!
  5. Fav character: Marvin (alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly looney_tunes_martian)
  6. Big calculator: Deep Thought
  7. Artist of song: Neil Young  (Song/spaceship: Heart of Gold)
  8. Geofence violation informed: arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  9. Using the key “BABELFISH” for the vigenere cipher, we are asked to name the author of this great radio series…. Douglas Adams!
Ttakvam
New here

Answers are in spoilers 🙂 Thanks for an awesome challenge! 🙂

 

Spoiler
1) We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
- Eddie`s switch is located at Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom (BBC London Radio)

 

 

2) We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
- "Towel Day" - May 25. ("name": "Towel Day",)

 

3) We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
- Phishing (notes": "So long, and thanks for all the phishing.")

 

4) We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
- The motto is: "Don't panic"

 

5) This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
- "What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything?"

 

6) We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
- Marvin the Paranoid Android

 

7) We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
- This is the Deep Thought computer. Programmed to calculate the answer to the Ultimate Question!

 

😎 We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
- Heart of gold - Neil Young

 

9) Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
- arthur.dent@human.from.earth is the one notified when geofencing policy is violated.

 

10)By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.

- The great author of the series is Douglas Adams.

LongBeachHXC
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This was a blast, thanks for the challenge.

 

  1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. October 5, 2025 or May 10, 2025
  3. phishing
  4. Don't Panic
  5. What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
  6. Marvin the Martian
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Radiohead
  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. Douglas Adams
JimPflegerVZ
Conversationalist

Thank you for putting this together! I took the opportunity to fire up Jupyter and try the new Python wrapper to the API. (Tab completion FTW!) I had fun and learned a lot in the process.

JimPflegerVZ
Conversationalist

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2. May 25 (Towel Day)
3. Phishing
4. Don't Panic
5. 42 (What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?)
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android (Alan Rickman and Warwick Davis, ambition makes you look pretty ugly, Looney Tunes Martian)
7. Deep Thought
8. Neil Young ("Heart of Gold")
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams (Name the author of this great radio series)

 

JoDawg007
Conversationalist

Here are my answers. Great hunt!

 

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2. Towel Day - Tuesday, May 25
3. Phishing
4. Don't Panic
5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything? Answer: 42
6. Marvin
7. Deep Thought
8. Neil Young
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams

David
Here to help

Awesome Challenge!

 

1.) BBC Radio
2.) Towel Day - May 25th, annually
3.) phishing attack
4.) "Don't Panic"
5.) 42
6.) Marvin the Paranoid Android
7.) Deep Thought, a Super Computer built by Lunkwill & Fook
8.) Neil Young
9.) arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10.) Douglas Adams

PeterB
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Nice chalenge

1: BBC Radio and Music

2: 25 May

3: phishing attack

4: Panic (Panic on the ..., full will be Don't Panic)

5: What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything

6: Harry Potter

7: Deep Thought

8: Neil Young

9: arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10: name the author of this great radioseries

 

Kind regards,

 

Peter

 

weluchen
Meraki Employee
  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
    1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
    1. 1 day
  3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
    1. Phishing
  4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
    1. Don't Panic
  5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
    1. What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything? = Love
  6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
    1. alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly looney_tunes_martian recently-added (Alan Rickman, Warwick Davis, Looney Tunes)
  7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
    1. Deep Thought Uplink
  8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
    1. "timestamp": "1597763520"
  9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
    1. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
    1. name the author of this great radio series? = Brecht Schamp
Chazorino
Just browsing

Very cool stuff! Liked the theme a lot! 😄

 

My answers:

1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2. 25th May, every year, Towel Day
3. Phishing Attack
4. Don't Panic (It's SSID 14's name btw)
5. 42
6. Marvin the paranoid android
7. Deep Thought
8. Neil Young (with Heart of Gold)
9. Arthur Dent at arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams

braculle
Comes here often

Here are my answers to the quiz..

 

  1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. Towel Day
  3. Phishing attack
  4. Don’t Panic
  5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything
  6. looney_tunes_martian
  7. Deep in Thought - The Human Brain
  8. Neil Young – Heart of gold
  9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
  10. Babelfish
paulburk
Just browsing

Thanks for making this! Awesome activity. Here are my responses:

 

  1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  2. May 25 aka Towel Day
  3. Phishing
  4. Don’t Panic
  5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?
  6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
  7. Deep Thought
  8. Heart of Gold
  9. Arthur Dent
  10. Douglas Adams

 

--Paul Burke, SE, GES South, Raleigh, NC

MattMcClure
Conversationalist

ANSWERS:

1. BBC Radio

2. Monday, May 25, Towel Day

3. Phishing

4. Don't Panic

5. What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything........42

6. Marvin the martian

7. Deep Thought

8. Neil Young - That keeps me searching for a heart of gold

9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth

10. Author =  Douglas Adams, 

      decrypted = nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries

MattMcClure
Conversationalist

This was really fun. I actually used Node-Red to find most of the answers, except for the camera question. I had to learn a little postman for this one.

 

I actually learned my beginner skills for Node-Red from a Cisco Meraki webinar available here: https://blogs.cisco.com/developer/node-red-webinar. It was a great watch.

cody_roche
Comes here often

Awesome scavenger hunt! Wonderful theme too! I knew the material well enough that I could guess most of the answers, though walking through the API was fun. I had no idea the Radiohead song was related to Marvin! Also, nice trick with the encoded message and camera view.

 

OK, so my answers:
1. Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

2. May 25th

3. Phishing

4. Don't Panic

5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?

6. Marvin the Paranoid Android

7. Deep Thought

8. Heart of Gold

9. Arthur Dent (arthur.dent@human.from.earth)

10. Douglas Adams

RobGilreath
New here

1. BBC
2. May 25
3. Phishing Attack
4. Don't Panic!
5. 42
6. Marvin the Paranoid Android
7. Deep Thought
8. Heart of Gold
9. Arthur Dent
10. Douglass Adams

 

Bunch of fun! Snapshot API

SoCalRacer
Kind of a big deal

1. BBC London Radio
2. 10/5/25
3. Phishing Attack
4. Don't Panic
5. What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything?
6. Marvin the Martian
7. Deep Thought
8. Heart of Gold
9. arthur.dent@human.from.earth
10. Douglas Adams

MeredithW
Community Manager

This challenge has ended! We are so thrilled at the response for this challenge, huge thanks to everyone who participated. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun with it 😊. We will review all the submissions and announce the challenge winners tomorrow (August 27th). We will also share the answer key at this time!

BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

Congratulations to our challenge winners (randomly selected from those who had all of the below correct answers): @RSG and @NathanG

 

The central theme was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy created by Douglas Adams originally as a radio story broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Later it was released as a book trilogy and it was also turned into a movie. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

 

So here are the answers to the questions and the hints you could find:

 

  1. We are looking for a radio station. Switch Eddie's geographic location (address).
    All right, for this one, I admit my question was a bit unclear. What I was looking for was the name of a radio station. The address you could find in the dashboard for switch Eddie was "Broadcasting House, Peel Wing, Portland Pl, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom", which is BBC's headquarters.

    Anyone who answered something containing BBC or the address gets a point for this one.
  2. We are looking for a date. Have a look at VLAN 1525 in the MX. It'll provide hints.
    The name of VLAN 1525 is "Towel day" which is a yearly tribute to Douglas Adams. It takes place on May 25th and was first celebrated in 2001. So 25/5/2001, the VLAN number actually also refers to it as it is the same in reverse 01/5/25. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day

    Anyone who had May 25th gets a point.
  3. We're looking for a well known attack used by hackers. A hint can be found in the raspberrypi client's notes.
    The notes for the raspberrypi client said "So long, and thanks for all the phishing" a reference to the line said by the dolphins when they left earth "So long, and thanks for all the fish," and also the title of one of the three books. It was also used as the opening for the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_dUmDBfp6k. We were of course looking for phishing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing.

    Anyone who had phishing in their answer (by some misspelled as phising which I'll also allow) gets a point.
  4. We're looking for a motto, and even a rule. Don't ... SSID 15's name says the rest.
    SSID 15 is its number in the dashboard GUI but it carries number 14 in the API because there the numbering starts at 0. This was picked up by several of you but I can assure you, it was not a mistake. In any case, we were looking for the message that is on the cover of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "Don't Panic". Even Elon Musk picked up on this when he launched his roadster into space:

    Elon_Musk%27s_Tesla_Roadster_%2840110298232%29

    Anyone who had "panic" in their answer gets a point.
  5. This question can be found on the splash page settings for the same SSID.
    This one seems to have been tricky for a lot too because a lot of you answered the question... with a question. The question could be found in the splash settings of the same SSID. What you found there was the following url: http://What.is.the.answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything. The answer we were looking for was of course 42, which you could learn through a simple google search:
     

    42.PNG

    Anyone who had 42 in their answer gets a point.

  6. We're looking for one of my favorite characters. The Total Perspective Vortex MV camera's tags are all hints.
    The tags of the camera were: "alan_rickman_and_warwick_davis", "ambition_makes_you_look_pretty_ugly" and "looney_tunes_martian". The character we were looking for was Marvin, the Paranoid Android.
    - Warwick Davis and Alan Rickman were both responsible for the depiction of Marvin in the movie, Alan for the voice, and Warwick for the physical acting. Coincidentially they also both play a role in Harry Potter, but that was not what we were looking for.
    - "Ambition makes you look pretty ugly" is a line from the Radiohead song "Paranoid Android".

    - And the martian from Looney Tunes is also called Marvin.

    Anyone who had Marvin in their answer gets a point.
  7. We're looking for some kind of big calculator. Port 6 on switch Eddie links up to it.
    Port 6's name is Deep Though Uplink. So we were looking for Deep Thought, the supercomputer that was designed to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and everything. IBM named their chess computer after it btw.

    Anyone who had Deep Thought in their answer gets a point.
  8. We're looking for the artist of a song. You'll need to use the snapshot API to know which one. Make a snapshot of the Total Perspective Vortex camera. I shone some light at the exact timestamp of 18/08/2020 16:12:00 Belgian time (Note that Belgian time is at +02:00 at the moment). If your timestamp is correct, you'll see the title of a song that's also the name of a spaceship, if not you'll see only darkness.
    The image you got when you got the correct timestamp was the following:
    2020-08-27 14_25_29-Greenshot.png
    If you studied it carefully you could find a music sheet of the song "Heart of Gold" which is also the name of one of the spaceships in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As an extra you could also find a line for the lyrics on the post-it note at the bottom. To avoid any confusion I even put N. Young under the line. The artist we were looking for was of course Neil Young.


    Anyone who had Neil Young in their answer gets a point.
  9. Who is informed when someone violates their geofencing policy?
    The people who are e-mailed are configured in the "geofencingOut" alert type. The person configured there was arthur.dent@human.from.earth
    Arthur Dent is the protagonist in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
    Note that zaphod.beeblebrox@from.betelgeuse.five was put in there to trick people. He is informed if people are using too much data on the network.
    Simon Jones as Arthur Dent with Marvin in the backgroundSimon Jones as Arthur Dent with Marvin in the backgroundMartin Freeman as Arthur Dent with Marvin in the backgroundMartin Freeman as Arthur Dent with Marvin in the background

    Anyone who had Arthur Dent or arthur.dent@human.from.earth in their answer gets a point.
  10. By now the central theme of the questions should be clear. But the next question isn’t: oaniemmsbuhpvzkbzptgsilyzskjoticnmk? It's Vigenère encoded, the keyword for deciphering it can be found in a pointless MX L3 firewall rule.
    There were only two rules in the MX firewall. Both allowed all traffic, which makes both rules kind of pointless. One can be forgiven as it's its role as default rule, the other, being utterly redundant, cannot. In that second rule the description said BABELFISH (a type of fish one puts in their ear to have it perform live translation of any language, and in itself of course named after the Tower of Babel). Using that keyword and a Vigenère decoder such as for example this one you could find the question: https://www.dcode.fr/vigenere-cipher 
    vigenere.PNG
    So the question was "nametheauthorofthisgreatradioseries". By now it should have been clear that the central theme was indeed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the answer was therefore of course Douglas Adams, who created both the radio show and the books.

    Anyone who had Douglas Adams in their answer gets a point.

 

Thanks for playing all, I hope you all enjoyed thoroughly, in every case you should've all received a badge.

 

Special thanks to @SteveWeidner for all the imagery in his answer, @CN for the links (especially the special one...), @RomanMD and @ccie32305 for all the code, @pgandhi for leading me to Johnny Cash's cover of Heart of Gold, everyone who kudo'd the post or put kind words in their answers and everyone who thought I was the author of the radio series 😎.

 

For these people I also want to award an extra badge that fellow community member @cody_roche made. Unfortunately Meraki themselves can't actually use it for copyright reasons, but I'm giving it anyway, print it, frame it, and put it above your beds. Great job Cody. I love it. Even though Douglas Adams himself hates the cosmic cutie (the green fellow) 😆.

 

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And another thing... who will create the next community challenge?

Retlaw
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