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12 Dec 2003 13:49 tuaris

Re: Nice program, but...
It's spyware. Yes, unforunatly the program "Phone's Home" to do a license audit on visualware's servers every time you run a trace.

I was very disapointed when I found this out, it's such a great peice of software, but privacy always comes first.

I imedaitly unistalled it, and I am demanding a refund from Visualware.

It's a shame, really it is.


> Why commercial? There really can't be
> tonnes of money in a "traceroute" clone,
> no matter HOW graphical it is. That
> seems like a sure-fire way to lose
> business, IMHO, but that's just my
> opinion. They've not changed their
> model, since they released the package,
> so I guess someone must be buying it.
> Their choice of a poor-quality, patented
> compression algorithm, for distributing
> the program doesn't exactly fill me with
> joy, either.
> Graphical traceroutes are useful tools,
> as they give much more depth and meaning
> to the logical descriptions. However,
> their usefulness is severely limited if
> they're impractical to obtain or use.


02 Mar 2000 10:04 imipak

Nice program, but...
Why commercial? There really can't be tonnes of money in a "traceroute" clone, no matter HOW graphical it is. That seems like a sure-fire way to lose business, IMHO, but that's just my opinion. They've not changed their model, since they released the package, so I guess someone must be buying it. Their choice of a poor-quality, patented compression algorithm, for distributing the program doesn't exactly fill me with joy, either.


Graphical traceroutes are useful tools, as they give much more depth and meaning to the logical descriptions. However, their usefulness is severely limited if they're impractical to obtain or use.

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