[rc5] SOURCE CODE AND REQUESTS FOR OTHER PLATFORMS

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Sat Jun 21 22:46:52 EDT 1997


On Sat, 21 Jun 1997 21:02:02 -0500 (CDT), David Sowder wrote:

>On Sat, 21 Jun 1997, Kris Van Hees wrote:
>> As for the 1.0 clients continuing on their own.  Why not publish the server
>> code so people don't have to reinvent the wheel?  To be honest, if you want
>> people to even consider continuing as a separate project (which is doubtful
>> since you already mentioned that this will be a minority), there should  be
>> a point to it.  I have been very happily contributing  to  the  Bovine  rc5
>> break attempt, but I am not willing to spend the processing power to a goal
>> which is hopeless from the start.
>> 
>> It was fun.  When client v1 support goes, so do my machine.
>
>Maybe before the servers drop support for the v1 clients, a personal proxy
>could be released that communicates with the RC5 servers using the v2 client
>protocol and communicates with the clients using the v1 client protocol. 
>Such a proxy could run behind a firewall, configured to allow the proxy
>to only communicate with the RC5 servers.  Thus the source available v1
>clients could still be used at source required sites.  The personal proxy
>machine could even be restricted to communication on the RC5 ports only, to
>prevent malicious traffic by the untrusted proxy program.  In this way, the
>source required site can rest easy knowing that the one piece of code that
>source is not available for can only do as intended and the source available
>v1 clients can continue to contribute to the RC5 effort.
>
>A workable idea?

Good idea IMO.


Colin L. Hildinger

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