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Bog28-May-03 9:11
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thanks, some good points there,

I should mention that the app I'm writing is like an ide for web developers, so offline it's no good anyway.

But besides, I'm not talking about the app *requiring* a net connection to work. I'm talking about something more passive. So, when you run it, it checks to see if you're online, and if you are, it rolls some dice, and then decides to send the http get request (and doesn't even listen for response). Not only would the request be incredibly small- we're talking like the size of this sentence, its just the key I'd be sending, but it would also be infrequent. So, as for the "added bandwidth" I mean this codeproject.com page you're looking at is as big as like 400 of those little requests, which would only get sent like once a week per user. See what I mean?

The communication protocol would just be HTTP. And as for IT admins watching packets- it would just be an HTTP request, not an open port on the user's machine or something. In fact, I could even send it though an IE webbrowser control. A serial number is like A23S-SWE12-FW42, which essentially looks just like a session argument- you know like amazon.com/a/something.cgi?s=S42G2-GR445D or something.

Not that I'd be sneaky tho- it'd be right there in the user agreement.

Like I say it can be cracked, sure. But if you download some pirated software you have to count on the cracker to have done a perfect job, it's a question of you trusting the anonymous, shady cracker out there, which I don't think most people will do. I mean, I sure wouldn't.

thanks



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