Opened 13 years ago

#141 new enhancement

guest mode: invite users without giving them full access, give them a specific session only

Reported by: Antoine Martin Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 0.12
Component: Global Keywords:


Add an option to show other neighbouring users on the same server in "send to", as a separate sub-menu or action on the control window.

  • server listens for mdns.winswitch-clients (re-use reverse MDNS code?)
  • neighbouring winswitch clients broadcast (if they so choose) their ID and nickname (and maybe more?). The server (and the clients!) will have to time them out.
  • send the list of known neighbours to all clients (add_unauthed_user)
  • if a client wants to send a session to another client, it sends chosen other client ID (+ public key if known)
  • server broadcasts (new mdns type? re-use?) the list of waiting guest sessions: sessionID:userID
  • other client detects that there's a session waiting for its ID, connects to the server, and does a guest_login
  • if other client's public key is not known (and the current client has not supplied it):
    • send current client a "verify_identify" message with the IP, public key, ID, session
    • current client ACKs (or NACKs) with "verify_identify_response"
  • server sends other client the requested session
  • add timeouts


  • check mdns is up to it (timing of changed records)
  • think about multiple guest sessions on the same server (flow slightly different)

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