server encryption

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server encryption

Post by gha » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:55 pm


I'm trying to understand the pol-core source and have some questions about the encryption.

the server encrypt the packets sent to the client? if yes, what kind o encryption it uses?

runuo sends encrypted packets too (I'm asking this because I didn't found anything related with encrypted msgs in run uo source)?

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Re: server encryption

Post by xeon » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:53 am

I dunno about the POL099, but I think that the communication between server and client is obfuscated until a certain revision of the client, I think < 3.x, and encrypted after that

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Re: server encryption

Post by Agata » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:22 pm

In POL you choose the desired encryption by version number. So if you want the clients to connect with encryption, you set it up in uoclient.cfg so the encryption from that client is used.

RunUO requires that you remove encryption, although I remember reading about some server plugins for using encrypted clients.

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