[pskmail] *Update server* for test

  • From: "Rein Couperus" <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 14:35:34 +0200 (CEST)

The update server procedure for test. You can invoke it by 
hitting menu->link->update server or just crtl-u:

PI4TUE 1.8.0-9:22:51-IM1637>
Failed to get your email, pse upload correct email settings.

Receiving record

Updated database for PA0R-4

Session password changed!

The 'setpassword' and 'update server' routines have been merged. 
To change a password just set a new one on the client and re-update the server.
The server caches the mail record until you reset it (with ctrl-r).

**Test versions of server (1.8.0) and client (2.0.14) implementing this
have been uploaded to the download site.**

<Explanation for newbies>
Why all this hassle with passwords?
PSKmail has been optimized for narrow band operation, which means it has 
to be very efficient with its protocols.
To prevent the client from having to upload the mail data record again for 
every session, the server caches the data.
The drawback of this scheme is that everybody connecting the server using your 
callsign can get your mail (userid and password are cached on the server).
To prevent this the client and server exchange session cookies, which only 
succeeds if you have set the right secret password on the client.
The servers do not exchange mail records, and there is no central database.
When you are very paranoid, you could set a different password for each server you use.
</Explanation for newbies>


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