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  • From: Paweł Gesek <>
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  • Subject: Re: [ndt-dev] RPM and Flash
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:53:29 +0100

I've added the flashpolicyd script with some small modifications to the NDT repository. It is started by the ndt daemon and can be disabled in the sysconfig file in the same way as the fakewww daemon.

I believe I am finished with the RPM work, the changes are on the branch "Issues162". Please review and let me know if I missed something or you feel something needs to be changed.


On 11/07/2014 04:14 PM, Paweł Gesek wrote:
Great, I'll look at packaging that script with NDT. I assume we should bundle it with the ndt-server rpm. I'm also thinking that we can handle this in a similar fashion we do with fakewww - the ndt daemon will handle starting and stopping of that script. Is that okay?

It's possible I missed fakewww, I'll take a look and make sure its consistent with httpd. As for widget.html it allows switching between the applet and flash client.


On 11/07/2014 03:42 PM, Aaron Brown wrote:
That script looks reasonable. As long as it can be reasonably be packaged with NDT, I’d be fine with it.


On Nov 7, 2014, at 8:15 AM, Jordan McCarthy <> wrote:

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For what it's worth, the M-Lab platform uses the second approach,
embodied in this file:

If this code looks reasonable to you all, please feel free to use it!


Jordan McCarthy
Open Technology Institute | New America Foundation
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On 11/07/2014 04:46 AM, Paweł Gesek wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have been looking at updating the NDT RPM so that the flash
client there works out of the box(Issue162 
<>). I've
committed changes to the branch 
Issue162(, which
make the HTML5-frontend install with NDT and changed the index page
in the apache configuration to the new widget.html.

As far as running the Flash client out of the box goes, the NDT
server has to expose the crossdomain.xml file, which is required
for the Flash client to allow opening sockets to the server.
Unfortunately the socket policy does not go through HTTP, but a
simple proprietary protocol that uses the TCP port 843. I am
wondering for the best way to handle this in the NDT rpm. We can
possibly add a requirement for a package like and use that to serve the
file. We could also consider bundling some sort of a simple server
script(like this

that would serve the policy file. Do you preferences on how to resolve this?

Regards, Paweł
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