Opened 7 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

#6407 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Investigate tradeoffs with having Stegotorus server as an apache module

Reported by: vmon Owned by: vmon
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Stegotorus Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: apache, http, archived-closed-2018-07-04
Cc: zwol, arma Actual Points:
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If we implement Stegotorus server as an Apache module, then:

  • the networking part of the program will become simpler.
  • Apache would deal with errors and header parsing etc.
  • Less effort is needed to make Stegotorus looks like Apache.

On the other hand in stand alone model:

  • You are not depending on Apache and you can use any other type of http server or anything else like payloads saved in a file (trace file).
  • You can use an http server that is not installed locally. You can even use a random server on Internet, you only need to have http access.
  • We have more flexibility in what we get as request and what we serve as a reply.

I have attached the conversation I had with arma on this matter.

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20120717-arma-server.txt (6.5 KB) - added by vmon 7 years ago.
Conversation between vmon and arma about stegotorus as apache module

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Changed 7 years ago by vmon

Attachment: 20120717-arma-server.txt added

Conversation between vmon and arma about stegotorus as apache module

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by vmon

Another point that we need to consider in turning stegotorus server into apache extension, is that stegotorus keeps the connections alive so it can send info to the client even if the client haven't requested something (for example if we are covering a symmetric protocol like IM). The question is that if we can tweak apache to behave like this.

This also require us to serve content without request, as mentioned in the ticket description.

comment:2 Changed 23 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by teor

Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04 added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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