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It wasn't a criticisim, or directed at you specifically, just an observation that in order to use "/path/to/admin/" you have to know what server it's on :) or it would be like talking to yourself in a Grand Canyon sized room, wearing ear plugs and blind folded and gagged.

Gforum logs IP #'s, most forums do. The plugin download system for paid plugins I think tracks IP's (or used to). The Click_Track table tracks IP's.

I just don't know why all of a sudden this became such an issue.

This isn't M$ with all sorts of back-door, hidden bombs and unknown routines. It's pure perl, and the response routines are available to view in your admin directory. Again, this isn't at "you" but the "you" of all Links users.

It was always a pain, to have to remember my ID, log on to the licensed area, download the file, upload it to the server, un zip, untar, extract, and try to follow what it was doing and what it was and wasn't upgrading, that this "smart download" was the biggest, best feature to be built into Links since the plugin system!

We did a lot of debugging on the plugin system, and I'm sure the download/upgrade system is going to go through a lot of debugging and banging as well. But, none of us ever regretted the plugin system, whether we use it or not (people still hard-code changes into links), and I'm sure none of us will ever regret this feature either!

I have so many auto-update features enabled in Windows that I *DO* worry about, and would like to see what data they are sending, that this "trivial" issue, that -- from the first time it was announced -- promised to make my life really easier, is not something that even concerned me (and as I've said, I'm paranoid). (The multiple license issue does, but not the concept or process.).

What does Norton, McAffee, those other virus and spyware updaters, or Windows Update itself send back and forth?? You can't look at the code, and you have no idea where they are really going. We are so used to Windows popping up bogus messages, we "ok" anything anyway.

We use them, because we "have to" or we'd spend more time trying to keep updated than using the machine. But everytime windows starts an auto download, I wonder just what it's doing.

And, as pointed out, there are a large number of people running multiple links installs on a single domain, to deliver different information or services. In that case, you'd only be able to tell them apart from their install path.

For most people, though, the real concept here is that Glinks does *NOT* "phone home" in operation. You don't need an active Internet connection or have to worry about a "time out" because it failed 10 times to connect to a GT server. You can run it behind a private concrete, h-bomb proof firewall without a problem.


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Thread; locked thread Gossamer Links 3.0.0 update system and activation GT Dev Team 4987 Apr 12, 2005, 4:42 PM
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