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     As a server developer, you can work at the following modules:

  • The graphical interface : any changes made here will affect all the servers, because all of them are using this unique interface (this is one of the things that make PVF Server special!)
  • Server modules : you can write new server modules for different protocols or you can improve the existing ones.
  • Web based configuration : you can improve the web based configuration module by changing its appearance or by adding new features (wizards, syntax checking, ...)
  • Environment modules : these modules are responsible for linking together all the servers and the graphical interface. These are core components and if one of them fails then the entire server environment will fail, so you must work very careful here.

     If you are not a programmer, you can still work as a server developer in the following areas:

  • Translator : you can translate the interface messages and the existing documentation in as many languages as possible.
  • Tester : you can test the PVF Server on different operating systems and with different configurations and send me some reports. This will allow me to see on what systems it behaves normally and if there are some bugs.
  • Security Tester : you can try to find security holes in the existing server modules. For this you can try the following exploits available on the Internet for different protocol types, or you can try to find new ways of exploiting a server. If you find such security problems please send me a report immediately (please specify in your report if you want your name to be included on this site in the bug reports section).

     As you have probably noticed, the source code for the PVF Server is included in the Jar file for the current distribution. The API documentation can be generated with "javadoc" or you can browse it online here. Also you can visit the download section of this site and you'll find there a zip file containing the API documentation.

     Before you start working on a new feature, you should join the discussion lists and see if there isn't already someone who is working on a similar feature.

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      If you like PVF Server you should also visit my site http://pvf.cbi.ro.
     Here you can find some more information regarding this project, and also some things about my other projects.

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