Sify Broadband client reverse engineered

inetbum

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Hi everone,
Here's a site I found that has the Sify log in client for linux reverse engineered http://www.indiasec.com/papers/pratap/sify.html

Good stuff as you get to understand what actually goes on behind the scenes, not just on linux since the concepts explained there must apply for windows too . And considering that the linux client is unstable, a good place to start writing a stable one.
 

inetbum

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:) Now let's just hope an alternative client comes out of it.
 


inetbum

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That website is truly groundbreaking. If you examine it properly you get to learn how to connect to Sify manually, disguising your self as the Sify Client (lol). It is a true piece of hacking. Applauses for the Team that Reverse Engineered it.
 

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The workings must be 90 % same for Windows :). Just the programming language on Windows must be VB (not sure, one of the client programmers would know :p ) and on Linux it is C. Also on Windows I observed the Client fetches information from the Registry which doesn't exist in Linux.
 


ujjwal

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But at the heart the 2 clients are the same ... that is they communicate with the SAM server identically ... obviously.
 

inetbum

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Right ;). They work pretty much the same. That @n@1ysis along with the contents of the debug.log file in the Sify Broadband folder under Windows are all that are needed for understanding the Windows client in my opinion.