- good getting-started guide:
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> I managed to get the command-line version of the WASTE serverIs there any notable functionality difference between the server
> compiled and running without too much difficulty. What I'm
> working on now is building a GUI around the server and
> getting the Key Generation "wizard" built for first time users.
version, and simply running a single instance of the program?
You can insecurely bypass the startup by storing the passphrase.
You can skip the profile dialogue by using one install per
The only major problem I've seen to date is WASTE's insistence
on recalling IP addresses to re-open on a restart, when recalling
host names would be more appropriate. Although is may seen like
a non-issue, restarts after a shutdown may want to reconnect.
In today's dynamic DNS environs, I have no trouble keeping a
consistant name:ipaddr relationship pointed at my router where
there is a single open port, but it only works if the other
nodes look for me by name.
If the server dealt with that problem, it would be quite helpful.
Actually, the patch I could envision for the client would be to
draw "trial names" NOT from the recalled 'open addresses' box,
but from the "please open this" drop down. The data is on the
same dialogue box, and should be readily accessible. Such a change
would also interoperate with original instances, and also keep
WASTE from tromping impolitely across older ip addresses when it
really ought to know better.