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Thread: Secure way to do HTTP/XML for database transfer /w VB.net

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    Secure way to do HTTP/XML for database transfer /w VB.net

    So i'm considering a project. As I do a lot of computer repair, my past skills include PHP and starting a few years ago vb.net 2.0 (now trying 3.5/2008)

    After considering doing MySQL directly, I realize the easiest way for me to do this is with something i've done before, database interchange with XML/HTTP POST. Users and settings configured in a web interface, clients in VB.net. Each user has their own password.

    Still, even with HTTPS there is possible transmission capture over a lan, or even over internet. Aside from the user password, I was thinking perhaps generating a SHA-256 heap containing a main username and password to access the XMl script? is this overkill? The file is still transferable to other computers. So, maybe a single program to take an individual mac and generate it with the master username/password perhaps? Am I just too paranoid? I mean, if I decide to one day make this a chargeable service, I don't want a companies client list or personal information falling into anothers hands.

    am I being too paranoid here?

    -jeez i'll have to install virtualbox /w a win7 32-bit copy to make a proper 32-bit executable, won't I? (on 10 64-bit)

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    Re: Secure way to do HTTP/XML for database transfer /w VB.net

    Why a 32-bit app?

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    Re: Secure way to do HTTP/XML for database transfer /w VB.net

    no guarantee (even today) every system that runs it will be x64

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    Re: Secure way to do HTTP/XML for database transfer /w VB.net

    Quote Originally Posted by Uranium-235 View Post
    no guarantee (even today) every system that runs it will be x64
    If you are concerned about that then offer 32 and 64 bit versions. I can imagine in the future 32-bit apps will go the way 16-bit apps went.

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    Re: Secure way to do HTTP/XML for database transfer /w VB.net

    I don't see any advantage to 64-bit for such a program

    Does anyone have any suggesting regarding my original problem?

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    Re: Secure way to do HTTP/XML for database transfer /w VB.net

    Quote Originally Posted by Uranium-235 View Post
    I don't see any advantage to 64-bit for such a program
    The only advantage for 64-bit is longevity.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uranium-235 View Post
    Does anyone have any suggesting regarding my original problem?
    Most modern web services have moved past xml, most now use json. Check out creating a web service with .NET Core 3.1.

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