[rc5] Blocks

dan carter daniel.carter at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Thu Oct 9 19:12:39 EDT 1997


On 08 Oct 1997 20:30:11 -0700, Darrell Fuhriman wrote:

>Dan Ports <danz at lanminds.com> writes:

>> likely still be found. However, if blocks are requested and returned as
>> checked, and one happens to be the block containing the correct key (as
>
>Which is trivial to make happen with just a bit of assembler
>hacking.  A bit more and it doesn't even have to bother checking
>the key.  I don't need to know the protocol to make the client
>lie to the server.
>
>That's why this "no source code" thing is so stupid.  If the
>source code were released, the dozens of simple requests that
>people have made would be done in a matter of days.  It's stupid,
>stupid, stupid, stupid.
>
However the number of people who find assembler hacking a trivial task
is a far far smaller number, than the number of people who find making
a change in C code trivial.

Thus not releasing source code, greatly reduces the number of people
able to spam the servers.
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