[sword-devel] Module protection/encryption

David Overcash sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 4 Feb 2003 17:16:53 -0800

This is a good point...  However, I feel that to implement this type of
check it would be best to have a type of "header" section of the module
defining a secure server that the client (sword) can connect to in order to
verify name/cdkey...  Not that much coding really...

-Dave Overcash

> Good day,
> For the future when program development starts up again, I have a
> request from my supervisor. I have been compiling some text module files
> for one of the versions of the Thai Bible (sold and distributed by the
> Thailand Bible Society). They would like to have a combined Name and
> Code combination that could then equate to an encryption key. It is
> quite likely (possible anyways) here in Thailand that if someone gets a
> CD with the Bible module and some note with the unlock code that they
> would then pass it on to friends or even sell it themselves.
> Other share-ware programs that I have bought usually have require my
> name and some code provided by the seller. Is this possible with the
> Sword data engine? I don't think that this increase the security that
> much but it makes the improper usage a little more obvious to the user.
> Adrian
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