I am new to Open Source development, but have started developing some code=
that is trying to solve the direct-connect and file-transfer problem that I=
have when using gaim from behind a NAT. The basics for the infrastructure i=
there now, and a very simple test has been successful. I have been able to=
open up port 22 (ssh) from the world and can log into my local machine! By=
changing 4 variables in main(), it should be very easy to test your NAT as=
well! I am using a D-Link NAT, but it would be good to receive some respons=
output from other NAT devices as well, especially those that do not work=20
with this program in it's current state! String handling is a mess right=20
now, and there are quite a few areas where this code can be improved. Are=
there specific ways that glib/gaim manipulate strings? My static strings ar=
a huge security problem, but, if there are better ways to do this, I will b=
able to fix it! Suggestions and comments are welcome!
The program is currently stand-alone. There have been some suggestions on=
#gaim that I look for a good way to integrate this into the main gaim tree,=
and not as a plugin. Nevertheless I am only now getting a feel for how gaim=
is put together. I wanted to get a feel for if this is wanted, and if so,=
where is should belong!
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