stacks interacting over LAN? (newbie)
Björnke von Gierke
bvg at mac.com
Wed Dec 1 10:53:38 CST 2004
On Dec 01 2004, at 11:02, sims wrote:
>> The effort to build and contribute an open-source chat program (or
>> programs) is fantastic, and credit should go to the correct people -
>> so I'm very sorry about getting this wrong.
> I'm curious about what security concerns that a chat (or sockets in
> general) might open up
> for the user and what (if any) precautions need to be taken.
This of course varies with the implementation, but talking about
chatrev, I can assure you that there is no security risk whatsoever for
the client. This is mainly due to the fact that the client never opens
a port. However this is about to change, as we are incorporating file
transfer (Which needs a accept connection at one end). Still, the
opened port is occupied by rev and closed swiftly after finishing
transfer, and because of that you won't get any malicious attempt
> Also, when setting up a chat for someone who has a firewall (uses a
> proxy) in place and
> the Rev "set the HTTPProxy to host:portNumber" is used, are other
> security concerns
no, why should it?
> My questions spring from an appalling lack of knowledge of sockets :-/
> EuroRevCon 2006!
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