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Tony Hoyle wrote: > David Somers wrote: >> Actually, it doesn't need a GUI since it (ab)uses the root connection >> string to indicate the remote host required... thoughts on that most >> welcome. > > I thought of that, and it works for most applications, but it would also > be nice to support profiles eg. different protocols, ports, etc. I may be convinced that being able to proxy to a different destination port might be useful... but are there practical reasons to having a cvsnt server bind to a port other than its official IANA registered one? I'm less convinced that being able to support other protocols is necessary. If you want to use a secure connection and your brain dead client app only supports pserver or its too much grief to get it to do otherwise, then cvssproxy is a lightweight solution that works. It may be tempting to have the proxy switch from pserver to sspi, but I think there are practical and security implications against it. Comments for and against welcome. > Kinda the way putty does it - if you have a profile by that name it uses > that otherwise it uses the defaults. Yep. I know what you mean... I tend to use PuTTY a heck of a lot > Hmm.. I see you did it by talking to ssl directly. Yes. KISS. > If you want to support > different protocols link to cvsapi... Sure. > have a look at the extnt source - > it's really simple and could be abused to make a proxy pretty easily > (which is what I was intending to do). But as I said above, I'm not convinced that supporting other protocols is really necessary. > Of course yours has the advantage that it's completely standalone... When a proxy doesn't follow the KISS method its more inclined to break :-) I'll probably statically link the SSL stuff (instead of using DLLs) so at the end of the day it'll have no dependencies too. Can't get much simpler than that :-) -- David Somers typographer/prograsmmer/whatever