I like the plan snailbrain have outlined, as much as I respect the BM project, I still find email awfully handy!virtual_master wrote: OK. You convinced me.
Unfortunately there was no other quick method to convince others since nobody is knowing your pseudonymous identity from the actual active Namecoin Forum.
Of course I am not representing the Namecoin project but we have nobody who represents it. (it is the same like it is by any other cryptocurrency)
Sure you could be the oldest namecoiner in the world or even who developed it. But given only this, until now unknown pseudonymous identity I was able to analyze the facts only based on this.
I must also say you know the source code much better then me and probably than most of us.
So thanks for your demonstration and it would be very kind from you if you could help us to fix it quickly.
I didn't gave an email because I have bad experience with posting emails but I will post my BM address.
If you worry about my identity - I am Michael Gronager, Chief Operation Officer at Payward Inc - the kraken.com exchange - I was integrating NMC as part of our asset portfolio, when I discovered the bug. I really tried to get hold of people, which is hard when you are not really part of the project and when you also prefer alt-communication - further your main dev have apparently gone under ground - choosing not to react on private mails in the forum though having read them..
So getting concrete - we need to, as snailbrain mentions,
* first make ConnectInputs to accept, but ignore commands as I issued today
* make a rescan of the name index back to the critical block and remove any name_updates done this way
This is in principle enough if people want to waste their namecoins take over d/wav let them, as log as it has no impact
* and finally - later, in another release, depending on the speed of performing the upgrade, disallow this for of transfer.
I can easily fix all this in libcoin (and I will do anyway) - the challenge is to maintain this old legacy code from 0.3 times, need to check how you use the index for names etc...
What codebase is the one you consider the most up to date ?
You can google my email - then we can take some of this off line