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zconf commented on 02 Jul 2006
Found some LAN-WAN IP related info in XCaramba help - I understand the developer's advice for Internet transfers was to use 3rd party no-ip.com or dyndns.com service in order to get WAN IP address - no problem, but embedding an automated WAN check into XCaramba would be really nice (not necessarily for free, time-limited shareware would be OK).
[Version 1.5]

zconf commented on 02 Jul 2006
I decided to give the developer some credit and allowed the connection in Little Snitch (I thought it could be check/report back WAN IP address, or some kind of server registration required for the program to function etc) - in fact it was "upgrade version check", or so it said (exactly the same principle applies here, as per my previous comments - any automated upgrade checks also must be a *user-configurable option*).

Another issue - in what way I can establish the connection on XCaramba *over the Internet*, if my computer is behind router, on private LAN IP address (like , and my friend's computer is also behind his own router, on his private LAN, with similar private LAN IP address - so on both computers XCaramba only shows those private LAN IP addresses - but for any connections and transfers over tthe Internet it must be public WAN IP addresses?
[Version 1.5]

zconf commented on 02 Jul 2006
When I started XCaramba for testing, Little Snitch immediately reported this -

"XCaramba wants to connect to srv4.b-one.net on TCP port 80 (http)" - Allow/Deny? etc"

Quick check shows that srv4.b-one.net resolves into IP address, and reverse DNS points back to srv4.b-one.net, and that XCaramba developer's site www.xybernic.com points to the same IP address

In case the developer just wanted to get some statistics on XCaramba, I must stress that there's other, *ethical* ways of doing that (as opposed to adware/spyware ways), like for example a user-configurable software option "allow XCaramba to send anonymous usage statistics to developer" that shows first by itself after XCaramba launch etc.

Maybe XCaramba is a great program - but, after this small incident, I just lost the desire to proceed with the testing.

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[Version 1.5]

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