Heelercrap, named after the Australian cattle dog (because of Bluey, the Wubbzy shenanigans have been repeating all over again since late-2021) is an attempt at making a MSNP server. It is currently written in C# (originally PHP and then Node later on but they were both crap) and is pretty incomplete.
I started this project for fun because I wanted to do a chat server for a while. There will not be any public instance (for now?) since it will probably end up being used by immature most-likely-underaged children that were banned from using the Escargot services.
no shit sherlock – escargot has existed since like 2017, ofc their code improved by time, etc, it’s not about being better off with Escargot lol, having another msn server even if its shit and not secure at all is fun ngl
installed windows 10, thought i had a ltsc 2021 installer already in the USB but turns out it’s the installer for the standard version of windows 10 so due to my motherboard having a windows 8.1 home key embedded in, it installed windows 10 home.
edit: it appears the lagginess had to do with the tweener shit since it appears that opening the login prompt in MSN 5 attempts to send a request to the nexus servers for whatever request
Hey, don’t worry, I know what you want to do with this project. You just wanna mess around and test stuff and test your knowledge.
Ironically enough, I think a better challenge would be making a client, trust me, it’s way more challenging and fun. I’ve done some crazy things with a client, and you can even make your own bots (yeah, that’s fun!)
Also I spent like 5 hours trying to get the code to do “if password isn’t valid then fail auth else continue” but it kept trying to close the connection before it could finish the verification bullshit. amazing node moment.
I will admit that Node might not have been the best thing for something like this. If I can’t really do more shit with the shitstorm that’s Node then I might rewrite this in C# or C++ or something like that.
Apparently if the “USR OK” command after the authentication stuff isn’t exactly right (example: forgetting to encode usernames) then it outright believes that your account is either unverified on MSNP7 or straight up banned on MSNP8.
Authentication currently does not do any actual authentication due to the early nature of this code. This will require the usage of a database (eg: myqsl) and Tweener stuff will also have to be dependent on a HTTP server (eg: apache).