December 14th, 2012
Another plugin thet exploits Instant Messaging to transfer data. This time I’ve implemented a port forwarding using NetCat that do all socket stuffs. The plugin simply encode and transfer data from local pidgin to the buddy’s pidgin. There another ncat instance connect to the host we want to reach. The bandwidth is… ehm… quite low (1 KB/s with default settings) but sometimes it’s useful to pass through NATs, firewalls, …
It’s very basic and the next step should be to implement a real socket server that accepts multiple connections keeping them distinct (At the moment you can tell ncat to accept several clients but the traffic is mixed up).
If you have time to waste take a look!
May 30th, 2011
Now… I know I’m a bit obsessed by this arguments but I was quite unhappy with ImVT. Having become aware of the work to reach a minimal stable state with ImVT I realized I don’t have enough time. I’d like to write a library that handles only issues terminal related (interpret signals, escape/control sequences, …) allowing you to avoid to use a GUI (Gnome VTE forces you to have a gui for your terminal emulator) and to work with a simplified interface to push input and read processed output in some friendly way (markup? XML/HTML?). I’d like to but… now I can’t (and I don’t know if I were able to!).
So the idea I’ve done this new plugin, less versatile but a little bit more robust and far far away easier to write! The final result is a kind of telnet via IM. If you’re unsatisfied with ImVT
take a look to ImRA
and please leave a feedback!