Hosts file entry required
This project got nixed. I used to work in the gambling/gaming industry. All games are 3rd party and use something that resembles OAuth to authenticate.
General flow for launching a game is:
- User clicks on game
- Website auths user
- check user account balance
- Generated 3rd party creds to connect based on player
- Launch game if 4 is okay
Large company made system that had a would have players put in a hosts file entry for step 4.
It failed after £3 million was spent.
Any more thought on how they were going to make their customers do that? sudo vi perhaps?
You mean, they gave people instructions to edit their
hostsfile in order to use the product?
I'm in mainland China for Chinese new year now. Just found I cannot login through my Yahoo account here.
Need to use a SIM card from China Mobile that does not block Yahoo to login once in order to login here...