[opensource-dev] Viewers in the directory are being impersonated already

Thomas Grimshaw tom at streamsense.net
Mon Apr 12 13:42:36 PDT 2010

This was always going to happen, and it will continue to happen. Of 
course in this case, the "proxy" counts
as the third party viewer really, and is in violation of the TPV. Not 
that violating the TPV really matters.


Dale Glass wrote:
> Today I heard that there's already a proxy available that makes a viewer 
> appear to be one of those in the directory of officially approved third party 
> viewers. It also randomizes the MAC. I'd rather not link to it, but it's not 
> hard to find.
> So, I wonder, what now? Does LL have some way of telling for sure when a 
> viewer is presenting itself as another? Or will Legolas, Kurz and KirstenLee 
> end up having annoying discussions with somebody from LL on this subject, or 
> maybe even getting banned?
> Of course maybe this will be ignored entirely, users who abuse things like 
> these will be banned and the developers will continue as before, but then what 
> was the point?
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