PCProxy is a program that allows multiple clients to connect to an fsd network, such as IVAO, while only one real connection is made. This is particulary useful for having multiple ProController or ASRC sector files active, or for someone who wants to be a tower controller. In tech-terms, it is a multi-connect masquerading proxy for fsd traffic over TCP/IP.
22 mar 2007: PCPROXY WITHDRAWN FROM DEBIAN ARCHIVE: I have decided to withdraw the PCProxy package from the Debian archives. In my opinion, the package has completed its useful life and has become mostly obsolete with the advent of new software that provides the basic PCProxy functionality itself. The software will remain available from this site, for the time being.
13 mar 2005: PCPROXY HANDED OVER TO JEROEN HOPPENBROUWERS: After repeated attempts from a large group of developers to get more clarity about the VATSIM Non-Disclosure Agreement (which needs to be signed by us before we get any insight in protocol changes), nothing appears to have changed and we are still at the same place as where we have been a for a long time.
After some personal deliberation and consultation of Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers, I have decided to withdraw any support from Vatsim. I am handing over the PCProxy code base to Jeroen and I wish him all the best with further development and with battling the Vatsim-Power-That-Need-To-Be.
I will remain the maintainer of PCProxy's Debian package.
Jeroen's home page can be found at www.hoppie.nl
16 jan 2005: PCPROXY REMAINS APPROVED: The Vatsim BoG publicly announces, by word of Richard Jenkinks, that PCProxy will remain an approved application.
PCProxy and SB747 is approved software on VATSIM and will remain approved. [...] In fact, we are going to include PCProxy in the download package for all new members.
To prevent any confusion, I would like to clarify that the version number mentioned in the VATSIM Software map is incorrect; PCProxy as a whole is only at version 1.1.1. The version 1.13, to which is referred, is the source code revision number of a specific networking component.
In the words of a famous aviator: "Stand down red alert!"
12 jan 2005: VATSIM DROPS SUPPORT FOR PCPROXY: By word of Richard Critz, the Vatsim Board of Governors announced today to a large group of developers that Vatsim chooses to concentrate all their development efforts on the development of SB3 and FSInn. In addition, the Board of Governors states that they do not believe that Open Source development is desirable or useful for Vatsim.
As a matter of Policy, Vatsim only allows software which has been formally approved. Part of the process of approval requires the developers to sign a legally binding non-disclosure contract governed by the law of the United States of America. As a matter of principle, I will not sign such a contract, and consequently, PCProxy is considered unapproved.
As a result, PCProxy is now considered an illegal application on the Vatsim network. Despite my reluctance to let down a significant group of satisfied users, PCProxy will no longer include Vatsim-specific patches. The code will remain fully maintained for any non-Vatsim-specific problems and/or features.
PCProxy is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Please visit the PCProxy download page.
The following documentation is available:
Please visit the PCProxy project page at alioth.debian.org for forums, the announcement mailing list, bug tracking, etc.
Alioth provides a full open-source development platform, including forums, the announcement mailing list, bug tracking, etc.
If you appreciate PCProxy, feel free to donate some cash towards maintaining it.