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Offline dr4Ke

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sync with Mozilla weave
« on: March 11, 2010, 08:30:01 AM »
Hi,
I'm using PM for a while now. I use it at work, on my PC, my friend's PC...
I'm using PM save/restore feature to synchronize PM settings through all these computers via a USB flash drive. I don't have a FTP server and I don't plan to have one because I hate FTP (2 tcp ports, plain text authentication...). I'm using SSH and SFTP... but PM can't save its settings to these (AFAIK).

So, I was thinking, how about using Mozilla Weave to save my PM settings ?
I didn't look hard at the Weave features. So I don't know if it's possible.

But...
. It looks safe, data is encrypted before being sent (I don't know about the algorithm, though)
. I can even use my own minimal Weave Server if I don't trust Mozilla (I trust them)

So, what do you guys think ?

Offline dr4Ke

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Re: sync with Mozilla weave
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 08:39:56 AM »
OK, I just looked at Mozilla bug tracker and...
Extensions can not use Weave for now.
Bug "Provide service for extensions to register extension data to be synced" is about that :
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=428373

So, wait and see, or, take it and do it yourself !

For now, I'm going to wait.

Offline Eric H. Jung

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Re: sync with Mozilla weave
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 01:02:42 AM »
Hi,
I'm using PM for a while now. I use it at work, on my PC, my friend's PC...
I'm using PM save/restore feature to synchronize PM settings through all these computers via a USB flash drive. I don't have a FTP server and I don't plan to have one because I hate FTP (2 tcp ports, plain text authentication...). I'm using SSH and SFTP... but PM can't save its settings to these (AFAIK).

Correct. But you can easily install a WebDAV server that uses only HTTPS. Unforunately, PasswordMaker appends the username and password to the URL as GET parameters (instead of POST), so they are still sent in clear text.

So, what do you guys think ?

Sounds like a great idea. You'd better get started on that bug! Then we can add Weave support.

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Re: sync with Mozilla weave
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 09:06:22 AM »
But you can easily install a WebDAV server that uses only HTTPS.
I didn't think of that.
Sounds like a great idea. You'd better get started on that bug! Then we can add Weave support.
Yep !

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Re: sync with Mozilla weave
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 09:06:22 AM »

 

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