CloakShare

Type: System
Category: Extension
Shared by: that-ben
On: 2019-04-12 17:07:40
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What is CloakShare?

CloakShare is a small hack which "cloaks" the presence of your computer
from novice users on a network. We wrote it when we were at Stanford
University and secretly hooked into the campus network. We wanted to
be able to run file sharing to swap files, but we didn't want to show
up in other people's Choosers.
    
The INIT works by patching PBControl. When the patch sees anyone
performing an NBP name register, it compares the name to "AFPServer."
If the name matches, the patch changes it slightly (changes is it
"AFPSërver") and continues with the registration.
    
When someone performs an NBP name lookup, the patch once again compares
the name against "AFPServer". If it matches, an NBP lookup is done on a
string with a wildcard character ("AFPS~rver").
    
The resulting behavour is such that everyone running CloakShare can
see ALL file servers (even those that are cloaked), but network users
without CloakShare continue to look for just "AFPServers" and don't
see the cloaked servers.

Known Problems:
Only AppleTalk 2.0 and greater know about the wildcard character for
NBP lookups.
    
People with network sniffers or a little more knowledge of the network
will still be able to detect the presence of a Cloaked file server.
    
Distribution:
Feel free to modify this code in any way you want. If you distribute
the code, please include this ReadMe file. The authors are not
responsible for any damage, destruction, chaos, etc. caused by this
extension. Use at your own risk.

 


Download CloakShare for Mac

(27.5 KiB / 28.16 KB)
CloakShare v1.0 + source code / compressed w/ Stuffit
2 / 2019-04-12 / c6ef9835cc57e941d5eda5392b824663f7af0607 / /


Architecture


Motorola 68K



System Requirements

From Mac OS 6.0 up to Mac OS 7.6





Compatibility notes

Architecture: 68K

 


Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II





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