[opensource-dev] Request for review/testing Socks 5 support for viewer-development (VWR-20801)

Tofu Linden tofu at lindenlab.com
Mon Sep 6 05:01:21 PDT 2010


Hi Robin,
Is there a clear blocker for this?  My loose grasp of the situation
is that it's waiting for some Socks users to verify that this
works for them out in the wild.  Is this correct?
Cheers.

Robin Cornelius wrote:
> As mentioned at Oz's OH yesterday, I would like to try to finish off
> the Socks 5 proxy work in the sprint about to start, my repository can
> be found at
> 
> https://bitbucket.org/robincornelius/viewer-development-vwr-20801
> 
> It is a few days out of date, and I will address that ASAP, but I am
> more concerned with the functionality of the core feature at this
> immediate stage to make sure it does what it says on the tin for
> everyone else. I've compiled on all 3 platforms ok but I've only
> tested currently on windows as my other boxes are having issues
> running the viewer (for various off topic reasons that i'm fixing when
> i get time)
> 
> I started a test plan (also incomplete/outof date currently)
> https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1LM1EjS_RFzgR_3nkDkrpM8NMBuQaeJo7CDbp21fCE_Q&hl=en&authkey=CIjDl9sB
> 
> The proxy supports the same feature set as the original implementation
> in Snowglobe 1.X, that is http traffic can be sent to a http proxy
> (web proxy setting) independent of the UDP trafic being sent to a
> socks 5 proxy. This provides combinations that allow
> http-texture/asset to be sent via squids (with appropriate store
> rewrite rule) to cache textures/assets. Access to these extra modes
> can be achieved by clicking the tool icon to the side of the socks
> proxy address/port field on preferences/network
> 
> I believe this feature is a partial answer to the story  "As a
> Business User, I am sometimes unable to access SL at all from behind
> my company firewall. How do I work around this?" on the back log,
> clearly this only provides one method to work from behind a firewall
> and currently it does not address Voice at all. It is possible to
> proxy voice via socks 5 as well, but this requires other modifications
> that are outside the scope of this jira/feature, but is something I
> have done a functional proof of concept test on, i just need to find a
> clean solution that is acceptable and easy to use.
> 
> Robin
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