new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

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new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by ccomp » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:24 am

Hi,

I'm a bit late to the party. I got frustrated trying to setup namecoin + nmcontrol on linuxmint (local dns keeps taking over. I'm probably being an idiot).. anyway..

I quickly threw together http://bit.no.com to get around this issue (none of the proxies were working for me at the time and I needed some way to test), and have setup mod_rewrite to rewrite subdomains in the fashion http://nx.bit.no.com goes to http://nx.bit

Please let me know if you run into any bugs.

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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by MWD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:01 pm

ccomp wrote:Hi,

I'm a bit late to the party. I got frustrated trying to setup namecoin + nmcontrol on linuxmint (local dns keeps taking over. I'm probably being an idiot).. anyway..

I quickly threw together http://bit.no.com to get around this issue (none of the proxies were working for me at the time and I needed some way to test), and have setup mod_rewrite to rewrite subdomains in the fashion http://nx.bit.no.com goes to http://nx.bit

Please let me know if you run into any bugs.
VERY cool. Best dot-bit proxy I've seen yet. I'll pimp it on my radio show today:
http://www.freedomfeens.com/radio/

Here's my feedback: I'd recommend something on the About page on why it's kind of "training wheels" for dot-bit, and what the advantages are of using an actual local blockchain version (MeowBit or FreeSpeechMe) over a proxy are, and ways to access that.

Let me know if you'd like me to write a draft of something you could cut and paste.

MWD
Namecoin, Dot-Bit and MeowBit are a complete new Internet ecosystem, building the roads to Web 4.0. http://www.meowbit.com
Dot-Bit Kitty Pix! The ONLY .bit-only kitty cat website in the world! http://dotbitkittypix.bit

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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by ccomp » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:36 pm

Yeah that sounds good (i like the sound of it being training wheels). I have never been one to write much for public (so if you can write something nice it would really help out). I will also be adding a couple of webmaster tools (such as isup.bit, not sure where right now) to help with troubleshooting / getting started.

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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by MWD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:36 pm

ccomp wrote:Yeah that sounds good (i like the sound of it being training wheels). I have never been one to write much for public (so if you can write something nice it would really help out). I will also be adding a couple of webmaster tools (such as isup.bit, not sure where right now) to help with troubleshooting / getting started.
I'll write up something.

I also think it would be awesome if you open sourced (GNU) all the code and methodology of how you did the site. I think there should be hundreds of these.

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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by MWD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:44 pm

ccomp wrote:Yeah that sounds good (i like the sound of it being training wheels). I have never been one to write much for public (so if you can write something nice it would really help out). I will also be adding a couple of webmaster tools (such as isup.bit, not sure where right now) to help with troubleshooting / getting started.
Here you go:

About:
http://bit.no.com/ is a Namecoin web proxy. It allows you to view .bit domains (Namecoin domains) without installing any software. It's kind of like "training wheels for Dot-Bit." We're offering this service free as a labor of love because we believe in Namecoin and believe in the open-Internet anti-censorship and better security features of Dot-Bit domains over standard ICANN-controlled domains. (.com, .net, .eu, etc.)

This proxy has the advantage of you not needing to install anything. But it doesn't have the full security features of viewing dot-bit domains from the Namecoin blockchain resident on your own machine. A proxy can be compromised or hijacked with a man-in-the-middle attack. It can also be taken down by a number of methods. Not so when using the blockchain on your own machine.

If you'd like to use the full range of protection of resident blockchain dot-bit viewing, please download MeowBit or FreeSpeechMe and follow the directions. Both are free (no cost) and free software (open source / GNU licensed.)

MeowBit works on any Windows computer on any browser (and any program) on your computer. Get it here: http://meowbit.com/

FreeSpeechMe works only on Firefox browser, but works for Linux as well as Windows. Get it here: http://www.freespeechme.org/

More information:
What is Dot-Bit?: http://meowbit.com/what-is-dot-bit/
Namecoin official site and download: http://namecoin.info/
Namecoin official forum: http://forum.namecoin.info/
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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by MWD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:47 pm

We mentioned your site about two minutes into our show today. Here's the archive:
http://www.freedomfeens.com/2014/04/13/ ... o-archive/

We're on 25 commercial radio stations in the US.

I'm always happy to mention something cool.

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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by MWD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:51 pm

Bug fix suggestion for the proxy:

can you make it so it will work without entering the http://
?

ie so this will work:
feens.bit
as well as
http://feens.bit
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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by MWD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:22 pm

Man, you're the fastest web in the west. You got it up before I finished fixing the typos, I'm done now, and had my programmer tech edit it, if you want to re-paste it in.

Thanks!
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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by ccomp » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:33 pm

Hi,

Thanks, the about page has been updated.

My intent is to opensource, but the code is still a bit of a hack job and I want to add some features. Its mostly just knProxy (https://github.com/jabbany/knProxy).

I tried getting it to play nice without http:// but it does some funky url encoding and it's not written how I would do it (my changes broke other functionality; the code comments are in chinese). I haven't spent that much time and I just abandoned as I was passing out. I will mess around with this a bit.

I am going to setup a wildcard SSL certificate so that client to proxy encryption is possible.

I currently have the top frame hidden (with URL bar and couple of options) but I am thinking of re-enabling this and adding an option to disable javascript, and 2 packlock icons (1 for whether site to proxy is encrypted, the other for whether proxy to client is encrypted).

I originally just wanted to point dns records to peoples .bit sites but that requires site operators to have the virtualhost setup for this (maybe I can do an opt in thing. ie. site operator adds ServerAlias for domain.bit.no.com, signs up on the site, and then when someone enters domain.bit.no.com, it provides ip of the site as A record).

.. just seen your last post updating about now.
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Re: new namecoin web proxy bit.no.com

Post by MWD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:35 pm

ccomp wrote: I tried getting it to play nice without http:// but it does some funky url encoding and it's not written how I would do it (my changes broke other functionality; the code comments are in chinese).

I think it's Korean.

Hey, can you IM me your e-mail address please?

MWD
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