[PROXYPER] Re: [RC5] Personal proxy

Jeff Lawson jlawson at bovine.net
Fri Dec 31 03:02:01 EST 1999

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----- Original Message -----

> Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 04:12:09 +0100
> To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> From: Jerome Lamarque <jlamarque1 at cybercable.fr>
> Subject: Re: [RC5] Personal proxy
> Hi Peter,
> À (At) 1:30 -0400 25/12/1999, Peter Cordes écrivait (wrote) :
> >On Wed, 22 Dec 1999, Jerome Lamarque wrote:
> > >
> > > Yeah sure, and how are we supposed to install a personal proxy when
> > > we only have Macs, BeBoxen and Amigas or other PowerPC based
> > > computers?
> > >
> > > I'd really like to know.
> >
> > If you run Unix (like Linux or *BSD) on any of your PPC boxes, it should
> >be easy to get a pproxy compiled for your system.
> Sometimes, I run MkLinux on my 6100/60, it's connected to a cable
> modem and this would be my pproxy. I'm installing NetBSD on my old
> Mac SE/30 and planning to do the same with my BeBox when I get it to
> Boot again to help with the port.
> >  (This is just
> >speculation, but LinuxPPC is source compatible with other Linux ports, as
> >long as the program in question doesn't use any inline assembly or
> >platform-specific stuff (like devices).  I'd be surprised if there was
> >any non-portable stuff like that in the pproxy.)
> This requires a source code to actually compile a PProxy server for
> PowerPC. Source code which I don't have.
> > If not, maybe Be would be a good platform?  Any idea what kind of
> >API it has?  (BSD-style sockets would be perfect, since it is widely
> >used.)
> Too bad, my BeBox is wrecked, I'll have to find a way to reboot it.
> > If you aren't a programmer, you can see what Be does seeing if
> >this compiles and runs.  You compile it with gcc, and run the binary,
> >this: (in Be, you should pop open a Terminal, where you get a bash2
> >and gcc (if your Be system is anything like my friends which I had a few
> >minutes to check out).
> I got CodeWarrior 8 which includes a C/C++ compiler for BeOS DR8 and
> my BeBox used to be like your friends' :-(
> >
> >Hehe, if you are a C programmer yourself, then sorry for insulting your
> >intelligence.  :)  I know how obvious all the stuff I just said is to
> >those who know C.
> Well, I'm not yet a C programmer.
> >
> > (disclaimer: I've never seen the code for the pproxy. :)
> Welcome into the club :)
> > Happy hacking, and merry Christmas to the Christians on this list :)
> Happy New Year (last time before happy new Millenium).
> --
> Jérôme "globule" Lamarque traducteur francophone de TidBITS
> "Dans la vie il y a trois sortes de gens.
> Ceux qui savent compter et les autres."<mailto:jlamarque1 at cybercable.fr>
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