Is it possible to verify that a server is running specific software?

This would be useful for example with the metaverse where the ecosystem only works if there is no fraud. There needs to be a way to verify that all servers participating are running the exact same software

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hash checksum, signed with a hidden private key embedded in the software to check with the server.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      congrats you just re-re-re-invented root-level anti-cheats spyware. have a Riot

      thx, i knew it was possible

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >thx, i knew it was possible
        no problem, that being said I am a hobbyist and not a professional. my solution is not fool proof, if someone were to RE the private key you would be fricked. I guess you could bank on it being obfuscated well enough though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ivtjqqF.jpeg

      This would be useful for example with the metaverse where the ecosystem only works if there is no fraud. There needs to be a way to verify that all servers participating are running the exact same software

      [...]
      thx, i knew it was possible

      >trusting the client, ever
      lmao

      there is no way to ensure the client isnt lying

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't know

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        bro, crypto.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        *TPM 2.0 blocks your path*

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          tpm 2 didnt block anyones path literally

          bro, crypto.

          crypto works because the power is in the numbers, if most nodes give a particular result then that is the correct result

          this is security for a specific client, other nodes have nothing to do with ensuring that one client is running the exact version of software he says he is

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wait until Windows 11 adoption gets 75% or higher.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            so it didnt do anything yet, thanks for conceeding

            im sure in 2 more weeks its gonna work, just like it did as a requirement for win 10 lmao

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    congrats you just re-re-re-invented root-level anti-cheats spyware. have a Riot

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based high school locker lock.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw you learn to safecrack shitty MasterLocks because you threw away the paper that had the combo because you never planned to use it, but now they're asking for the lock back. ridiculously easy, btw. any time you see a MasterLock just know that the person who put it on there wants that shit to be stolen so probably best to steer clear of that bait

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, I don't read green text... it's bad for the eyes.

        I'm happy for u tho. Or sorry that happened.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >open in under 10 seconds without knowing the combination

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Please, don't discuss topics you have no slight fricking idea about.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For context I'm not building anything. I'm just deciding whether to continue bagholding Polkadot or to find something else with more realistic use cases

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basically what I'm thinking is that there's this thing called ICP that bills itselt as a sort of decentralized AWS.

    I currently hold Polkadot. I am really interested in the metaverse but I fear that Polkadot is not sophisticated enough for metaverse. So I'm thinking about switching my bags over to ICP.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You think polkadot is sophisticated enough for the metaverse? Are you gaslighting a rugpool, you pig butcher? You need at least kaleidoscope in order to support metaverse transactions. Possibly even fractal.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well that really hinges on making sure that nobody is using a modded client or playing on a fraudulent server... Polkadot has parachains but I don't know how much muscle it is actually possible to get from a DOT parachain. Whereas ICP allows on-chain execution of software.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes, similar to how some DRM works with hardware attestation
    https://signal.org/blog/private-contact-discovery/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How does the hardware attestation work? Wouldn't it be possible to use malicious hardware to get around it?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes, if you can get the enclave's unique private key from the physical silicon fuses (so electron microscope or hardware bug) and use it before intel decides to say the corresponding public key is revoked

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          obviously there have been lots of hardware bugs because intel

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Seems like it would be really hard to attack a well designed HSM from what I can tell. I'm satisfied.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've decided to keep holding my Polkadot. It's the most inteteresting blockchain project around, and my fears about it not being able to power the metaverse are assuaged.

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