On the defense of piracy enablers
Posted Aug 26, 2005 13:32 UTC (Fri) by jzbiciak
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Right, but neither the client nor Blizzard's servers are. In this protocol, the client refuses to talk to a server unless it verifies that it can get ahold of Blizzard's servers indirectly via that server. That is, bnetd can do whatever the hell it wants. But, if it can't get the specially signed auth token from Blizzard's servers for the client, the client simply refuses to talk to it.
Like I said, this would allow any 3rd party server to work, as long as it passes through authentication requests between Blizzard's servers and clients. The bnetd server would not be able to break this due to the fact everything going each direction is cryptographically signed and thus tamper proof.
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