By erdgeist | December 11, 2007
Six days ago – on December 5th – opentracker celebrated its first birthday, just two days before officially becoming the tracker handling most tracker requests on earth. During that year openracker already handled several billions http connections in what can only be described as the hardest fuzzing attack ever done to a software (:
However, becoming so huge and being so exposed brings its risks. opentracker is written in plain C and handles strings. Strings that have been sent through the internet. So we kindly ask the community to help us make the code more secure by reviewing critical parts of it. Especially the part that parses URIs is a natural point to start looking into.
So if you are experienced in C, serious about helping to review or just need some explanation on opentrackers rougher edges, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do also appreciate patches that fix bugs and warnings on operating systems we have not tested opentracker on and source packages for certain package distribution systems.