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Marpleman

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2013, 06:54:16 PM »
Can I throw this into the mix gents?

I use Aerodata as my main spotting software repository.

With their database, it is not possible to download the data in its entirity or in part, for other people/organisations to benefit from, but it is possible to add information to records and add unused empty fields for individual users unique benefit.

To my best understanding, this isn't a million miles away from the options with v5?

It's not unusual therefore for database providers to guard their work?

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2013, 07:13:28 PM »
Yes, I totaly agree but it does not help, I am afraid.

They will not come back on their desission.

Maybe after 10 years from now when they reconsider the situation about RadarBox 5..........................

and rolout a "new" version 6.. based on 4.03 like 5 now
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Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2013, 07:45:23 PM »
It really is good to see the debate continuing.

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2013, 08:36:39 PM »
To my best understanding, this isn't a million miles away from the options with v5?

It's not unusual therefore for database providers to guard their work?


Yes, it’s nothing wrong if database providers to guard their work. But I presume that Aerodata established these rules from the very beginning, but not after several years of collecting the users  base  as AirNav. In this case Aerodata’s approach is “million miles away” from AirNav’s

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2013, 09:43:46 AM »
Netcop,

The 'quote' button hasn't worked for months !
Not sure where it is on the 'too be fixed list'.

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2013, 02:23:21 PM »
If the failure of the "quote" function is not already on the beta buglist,  please add now!!!!

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2013, 02:32:15 PM »
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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2013, 03:52:55 PM »
Not good to use us to build a database then encrypt it.

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2013, 04:11:28 PM »
A reaction from out my hart. Top Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2013, 04:15:40 PM »
Chris,

To state why use us to build a database and then encrypt it couldnt be further from the truth.  While I am very appreciative of users like yourself who kindly take the time to send details of unknowns, as I stated above these are minimal and the vast majority have been provided by updaters like myself sitting for hours on end scouring the internet, national registers etc to add to the database.  From your own country of South Africa I would imagine over 99.5% of the database entries came from my graft in searching for this info. 

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2013, 05:28:16 PM »
Terry,

Some of it is as some tie ups came from the database that I pay for same as yourself and the database you use and subscribe to.  I wouldnt imagine the contects of it are available for anyone just to grab and use out with the application, as the producers of the database are protective of its contents, whats the difference with Airnav doing the same?

Alan
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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2013, 06:20:41 PM »
Whats double standards about that.  The double standards is where it is suggested it is OK for somethings and then where it doesnt suit its not. 

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2013, 07:10:07 PM »
What do you think about AirNav creating a standalone application to edit navdata.db3 using SQL?
The application would be available only for RB users (i.e. using the same data to log in into it as in ANRB.exe).
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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2013, 07:30:30 PM »
It sounds good Liviu only thing is these things leak out and we would soon be back the way we were.

I would like to see something which could allow the data to be unencrypted within the application allowing it to be worked on and then saved back encrypted.  I dont know whether that would be possible though.

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Re: Why the need for encryption of DB3 database?
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2013, 07:45:15 PM »
Quote from: Runway 31
I would like to see something which could allow the data to be unencrypted within the application allowing it to be worked on and then saved back encrypted.
That is the way ANRB.exe works now (I suppose).
Allowing to run the application using a login with user/password like ANRB does, would ensure the database could not be used for other purposes.
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