Client Information And You

One of the important parts of NMDC and ADC, is the exchange of client information. In NMDC we have MyINFO and in ADC we have INF.

I had planned on discussing the upsides, downsides and everything in between about these exchanges. But instead of writing one massive post, I thought I would split them up in segments. So, I bring you Client Information And You, the series.

To start these series, I should explain what the actually do (beside the somewhat ambiguous “exchange of client information”).

So, what do I mean? I mean the exchange of client information. (Duh!)

This is the part of the protocol(s) where the client send specific information about itself to the hub (which then relay the information to the other clients).

This information ranges from nick, to client version to the amount of hubs the client is operator in.

These types of information reveal nothing of true importance, from a security stand point. And from a general point of view, they are simply informational, and only provide the information for the benefit of the network. Spoofing the information is extremely easy, although it require that you have some coding skills (or know someone who do).

Stay tuned for the next part in our series, Client Information And You: My Information.

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