[pskmail] Re: *Update server* for test

  • From: Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:13:31 +0200


Upsetting compatibility and stability was just what we made sure we avoided there. I wanted to make sure the server update did not break the client and Rein did extra tests to avoid just that. I completely agree that there should be a stable client and server version out there. I'd go so far as to say that I'd like to separate the stable and the experimental network. That way we can play with updates all we want and when it's stable and settled we can create a new stable client and server release.

Regarding documentation there is a client and a server manual. The client update routine is in there but as it's been improved should probably get updated documentation (have to check that). We could all help out and look into the documentation for missing stuff. I'll gladly receive and handle updates to the manuals.

73 de Per, sm0rwo

Ian Bennett skrev 2012-06-08 00:43:
To say I'm not amused is an understatement. Continual tinkering around upsetting compatibility and stability is only going to alienate the few users you have and won't assist your cause at attracting new ones. I hope to confirm this weekend a stable server/client combination and once I do, I won't be changing. If that means I don't interoperate with anyone else, then so be it. The "odd" features and lack of documentation is a continual source of frustration.


On 07/06/12 22:41, Pär Crusefalk wrote:
Just one question: Will this update break the 1.5.9 client?
What I mean is that we have finally reached a stable state with client
1.5.9 and server 1.7.1.
Will this mean that 1.5.9 will no longer work with updated servers? If
so then I think we need to discuss separating the experimental and
stable networks.

73 de Per

Rein Couperus skrev 2012-06-07 14:35:
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
/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
/When you are very paranoid, you could set a different password for
each server you use./
</Explanation for newbies>


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