[Box Backup] Box Backup Win32 Client Next release (0.08f)

Nick Knight boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Nov 3 11:50:13 GMT 2004

1/ I will trey to do that

2/ Event log - I agree - not sure the workaround - but I think help =
maybe on its way....

3/ this should already include the full paths - which specific ones give =
the problem

4/ I will look into this - openssl already has to be built into it so =
the exe isn't the problem after speaking with Ben it is more to do with =
the availability of true random data?


-----Original Message-----
From: boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk [mailto:boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk] =
On Behalf Of Mitja Mu=BEenic
Sent: 01 November 2004 21:27
To: boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Subject: RE: [Box Backup] Box Backup Win32 Client Next release (0.08f)

> Problem with storing file mod time in the store - calculated=20
> wrongly in
> certain situations - fixed
> Included Exception codes in the installer - for local reference


> Would like some feedback - it is looking fairly stable.

1. Box Backup is not listed in Control Panel/ Add&Remove programs. To
uninstall, you have to browse to the installation folder and run
Uninst000.exe which works but is not pretty.

2. "Unusual" event format in Event Log:

The description for Event ID ( 4 ) in Source ( bbackupd ) cannot be =
The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be
able to use the /AUXSOURCE=3D flag to retrieve this description; see =
Help and
Support for details. The following information is part of the event: =

etc. Basically you get the event information together with an annoying
windows warning. Haven't got a clue about that.

3. All sort of wierd behaviour happening if you do not install to the
default dir. I suggest to add the full path of the configuration file in =
Box backup menu entries.

4. Regarding the local generation of keys, as you already include ssl
libraries, why not also include openssl.exe (from
http://www.slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html ) and run a batch =
similar to this at installation:

@echo off
set /p acct=3DEnter your account number:=20

if exist $temp.txt del $temp.txt > nul

echo .>> $temp.txt
echo .>> $temp.txt
echo .>> $temp.txt
echo .>> $temp.txt
echo .>> $temp.txt
echo BACKUP-%acct%>> $temp.txt
echo .>> $temp.txt
echo .>> $temp.txt
echo .>> $temp.txt
echo. >> $temp.txt

echo Generating private key...
openssl genrsa -out %acct%-key.pem 2048

echo Generating certificate request...
type $temp.txt |  openssl req -new -key %acct%-key.pem -sha1 -out
%acct%-csr.pem -config openssl.conf
del $temp.txt >nul

echo Generating keys for file backup...
openssl rand -out %acct%-FileEncKeys.raw 1024
echo Done!

> Thanks
> Nick

Regards, Mitja

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