[mythtv-commits] Ticket #8877: Add unique token check to protocol handshake

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Mon Sep 6 22:01:55 UTC 2010

#8877: Add unique token check to protocol handshake
     Reporter:  wagnerrp          |       Owner:  cpinkham  
         Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new       
     Priority:  minor             |   Milestone:  0.24      
    Component:  MythTV - General  |     Version:  Trunk Head
     Severity:  medium            |    Keywords:            
Ticket locked:  0                 |  
 This patch adds a randomly generated token to the MYTH_PROTO_VERSION call.
 The purpose of this is to provide a unique token for each protocol version
 to check against, to ensure the client actually speaks the proper
 protocol, and isn't simply responding with the version handed out by a
 previous connection.  The current string is just a randomly generated
 8-digit hex string.

 This was motivated by a recent discussion in the mailing list where the
 'libcmyth' library was touted as a well maintained interface for accessing
 MythTV, while it has not actually been updated since protocol version 44.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/8877>
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