[aprssig] UiView32 Registrations

Vince heffer at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 4 20:56:13 EDT 2005

  Agreed.  I'm surprised two things aren't already understood by those
  who've been on this list for a while.

  1.  Registration is FREE.  Just make a donation to the appropriate
      'cause' afterward.  (My mom died of cancer, my father of diabetes,
      so I understand the need to donate for research.)

      All you need do is contact the person in your area of the world who
      has volunteered to register you.

  2. The author of UI-View died last year.  Think about it.

  I don't say much on this SIG as someone in Europe is mirroring the SIG
  without a care to SPAM - their files are open to spambots.  But the
  idea of 'cracking' UI-View, when registration is only an e-mail away,
  is reprehensible to me.


Phillip B. Pacier wrote:
> I think it is a disgrace and very inappropriate to be discussing 
> cracking the UI-View registration code.  What a sad day for Amateur 
> Radio when we have to resort to this.  It is truely disgusting.
> Do one of two things instead.  (1) Stop using the program and find 
> something else to use.  (2) Find someone other than Steve who has enough 
> time to deal with the registrations.  I think we should do (2) anyway, 
> or at least find someone to assist.  But talking about crackin this code 
> needs to stop right away.
> 73
> Phil - AD6NH
> www.aprsca.net
> Scott Miller wrote:
>>> Because the program won't work at all without being registered.  The
>>> registration number is generated by some sort of complex "secret sauce"
>>> algortithm applied to  your callsign.  Actually two numbers are
>>> generated: One for the program and one for verifed logins to APRS 
>>> servers.
>> I know the algorithm for the APRS server login is well known.  As for the
>> other - I could probably take a shot at cracking it.  Haven't done 
>> that to a
>> shareware program since I was about 15, but it's usually not too hard 
>> unless
>> the author went to extraordinary lengths to foil a debugger.  I wouldn't
>> want to do that if there was a continuing need for registration for any
>> other reason, though.
>> Alternatively, any chance of distributing the keygen program or 
>> adapting it
>> to a web interface?
>> Scott
>> N1VG
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