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GN gopher server

GN is a fast, light and (for 1995 standards) secure gopher server. An effort is underway to fix the known buffer overflows and bring GN up to par with today's standards.

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announcing server move 30 Oct 2011

VIrus, GN and Chimera Browser will soon move to a server home, so for any build scripts use it, please check your URLs if anything fails.

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Release Notes: This release includes initial fixes and patchsets. Some fixes have been backed out again, due to reimplementation using strlcpy/strlcat. Documentation was added for these functions. This release is not for use on production servers.

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30 Oct 2011 20:35 xripclaw

@markhobley:
i already ran audits using rats, its4, flawfinder.
basically it needs a redesign and porting to more useful libraries (safe str cat/copy implementations, bsd-like etc). also, since no one really needs a httpd mixed anymore, http should be cut out. i currently don't have the time to do proactive maintenance on this one - burgreports will get fixed.

it is as "secure" as a 15 year old application can be, that was designed with a security like mindset (watch the wording !), but never designed for an internet as bad as today.

and i did not even rant about the performance yet...

btw - this and other projects may move server soon.

01 Nov 2010 19:58 markhobley Thumbs up

xripclaw wrote:
> development is currently on ice, since no one seems to use it.
> basically the code is stable, but i wouldn`t trust it against network or local attackers.

It is a pity this project is halted. What security issues are there with this software? We could do with a security audit on this software.

12 Apr 2006 05:39 xripclaw

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development is currently on ice, since no one seems to use it. if there are questions or problems feel free to mail me, i`ll step up again on this.

basically the code is stable, but i wouldn`t trust it against network or local attackers.

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