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    Re: Password Protection

    What you need to remember about this system is that all the precautions that were necessary with static passwords are no longer needed. If there is no network activity for 2 minutes on Firefox, it...
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    Re: Password Protection

    There was a problem with the original version of PicServer that was resolved in the service version, and I believe you are using a modified version of the original. The best way to resolve this is...
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    Password Protection

    Protecting passwords is not a simple task. For material that is not highly sensitive, it is enough just to make it difficult for the hacker. That involves using passwords at least 8 characters in...
  4. Thread: Strange Error

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    Re: Strange Error

    What this tells me is that newer versions of Firefox block script sources by default, and have to specifically be authorized. I assume that Chrome and Edge do the same, but I cannot confirm that. If...
  5. Thread: Strange Error

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    Re: Strange Error

    Had some success. Added a Meta Tag:
    <meta http-equiv='Content-Security-Policy' content='default-src *'>
    as suggested by:...
  6. Thread: Strange Error

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    Re: Strange Error

    Running it on Version 56 produces:
    Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at self (“default-src file://”). Source: adjust().

    I ran this on V56 because V92...
  7. Thread: Strange Error

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    Strange Error

    The following page works great on Firefox V56. If scripts are not enabled, the page displays the message and exits.


    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    ...
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    Re: Windows 11 forces Edge

    This may be a little off topic, but Edge is a real pain in the butt on Win 10. My wife keeps complaining about Edge c/w Bing popping up when she opens her computer. I did a search and disabled Edge...
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    Re: src path question

    You are 100% correct; the user should not be able to access files outside of the shared directory. My server does do that, but I was not aware of how the browser handled the external script. This...
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    Re: src path question

    Thanks wqweto. What you are saying makes sense. I was indeed trying to load the file from a directory below the share path. I was trying to prevent the client from directly accessing the file, but it...
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    Re: src path question

    Using the Web Console is how I traced the problem. When I moved the file to the shared directory, it operated correctly.

    J.A. Coutts
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    [RESOLVED] src path question

    When loading the following script as a file, the "../test.js" executes correctly from the preceding directory of where the script was loaded from.


    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta...
  13. Thread: File not found

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    Re: File not found

    I also experience an accumulation of .TMP files in the temp directory.
    11/01/2021 03:10 PM 0 JET3061.tmp
    11/01/2021 03:11 PM 0 JET63.tmp
    11/01/2021 03:10 PM ...
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    Re: Weird characters when running vba codes

    The characters that do not interpreted correctly are &H80 to &HA0 (128 - 160). Of these, 4 get interpreted as a space and the rest as a ?. 161 to 255 get interpreted correctly.

    J.A. Coutts
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    Re: Weird characters when running vba codes

    In the MS world:
    ASCII - 7 bit
    ANSi - 8 bit
    Unicode - 16 bit
    VB stores string information as Unicode. The problem is that some characters above 127 are considered Unicode characters and get...
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    Re: Default Connection Timeouts

    This question came up when I started using HTTP 1.1 with PicServer (it works much better that 1.0). As I understand this protocol, both the server and the client can and should have timeouts in order...
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    Default Connection Timeouts

    According to RFC 7230:
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    A client, server, or proxy MAY close the transport connection at any time. For example, a client might have started to send a new request...
  18. Thread: Extending VB6

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    Re: Extending VB6

    I am surprised that the major advantage of VB6 has not come up in this thread, and that is RAD (Rapid Application Development). Run your new program in the IDE, and it highlights each problem. Edit...
  19. Re: What is the best way to hide online database password?

    Protecting passwords is not a simple task. For material that is not highly sensitive, it is enough just to make it difficult for the hacker. That involves using passwords at least 8 characters in...
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    Re: Create random value from string.

    You are right. That permutation count is wrong. I used an online calculator for 32 characters when I was using an SHA-256 hash. For the 14 character string I am now using, the number is ...
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    Re: Create random value from string.

    posted in error!
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    Re: Create random value from string.

    I ran several text strings with varying lengths using seed values 1 through 254, and there were no duplications in the shuffled strings. Then I ran the string "UserIDpassword" through 1270 loops with...
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    Re: Create random value from string.

    It appears that I did not describe the purpose adequately. The seed is used to shuffle the string bytes, and the shuffle must be reversible. That is to say, the old string must produce a seed that is...
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    Create random value from string.

    I am trying to create a random byte from a string to use as a seed. What I have so far is this:


    Private Declare Function WideCharToMultiByte Lib "kernel32" (ByVal CodePage As Long, ByVal dwFlags...
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    Background Update problem

    Some time ago, I discovered a bunch of background update files in my temp directory:
    "MozillaBackgroundTask-CA9422711AE1A81C-backgroundupdate-xx"
    In each directory there was 2 empty database files:...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Userid question

    I was disappointed that I did not get a response to the question, but I found the answer somewhat by accident searching for something else. Current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera only...
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    Re: PicServer problem

    Very good question. I am using Firefox V56. The only add-on is NoScript. So I tested it with Firefox V92, also with NoScript. Low & behold, it does not repeat the connection on a mouse over. So it...
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    Re: PicServer problem

    I am fully aware that HTTP does not maintain a connection, but why does moving the mouse over a link without clicking on it create another connection?

    J.A. Coutts
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    PicServer problem

    I ran into a small issue with PicServer, that I can't explain and I am not sure how to handle. After the directory listing is sent to the browser, the browser closes the connection. If after 5...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Userid question

    I originally used cloudflare to do the hash.


    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/crypto-js/3.1.9/core.js"></script>
    <script...
  31. Re: How do ActiveX DLLs actually store their exported functions?

    This is my understanding, which may not be entirely accurate and lacks technical terms. An ordinary DLL has one or more entry points which you must define (as in API function definitions). When...
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    Re: Userid question

    I needed a fixed, unique, hidden value to use as a seed for creating a key that is used in shuffling a hash of a password plus salt. That hash is stored as a cookie. In order for a hacker to learn...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Why can't Enum of VB6 be a string?

    The best thing about VB6 is the edit and continue feature. Since JS is a script like VB6 is in the IDE, I don't see why that functionality could not be built into it. I can dream can't I?

    J.A....
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    Re: Userid question

    I believe that I have resolved the issue. When it came time to add the cookies, I realized that the expiry date was close to being unique. So I added the date/time to local storage.

    J.A. Coutts
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    Re: Why can't Enum of VB6 be a string?

    I am currently working with Javascript, and I certainly agree with you. It is a pain in the butt, and makes me appreciate VB6.

    J.A. Coutts
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    Re: Userid question

    That is exactly what I said in post #4. That is why I need a fixed unique hidden value to act as a key source. In a non-browser program, I used the User SID.

    J.A. Coutts
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    Re: need help on multi thread pinger

    Have a look at:
    https://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?877505-How-to-get-the-ARP-table
    It uses an "arp" call, but all UDP calls exhibit the same problem; they have to wait for a timeout because...
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    Re: How to get the ARP table.

    Sorry, but I block scripts, so I have never seen your ad.
    J.A. Coutts
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    Re: Userid question

    The first application that used the Fisher-Yates shuffle was secure, but the one I am currently working on will not be. Neither are used to connect to a standard server over port 443.

    J.A. Coutts
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    Re: Userid question

    By using a unique value from the logged in user, I attempted to provide some degree of protection for the connecting parties password. The password was hashed and then the hashed password was...
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