HENkaku-webserver ported to Node.js, now supports Linux/OSX servers (Host HENkaku locally, launch without internet access)
HENkaku-webserver, Meetpatty‘s work to create a locally-hosted version of HENkaku, is getting yet another update, this time being ported to Node.js which makes it compatible with Linux and Mac servers. Locally hosting HENkaku removes the needs for an internet connection when (re) installing the hack, and could also be useful in events like this one.
The feedback on this tool has been overall very positive, but people complained about a setup that wasn’t user friendly, and the “windows only” aspect of HENkaku-webserver so far.
Meetpatty has been taking the feedback into account and updated the tool a lot over the past few days. This latest version has been ported to Node.js and should now support Linux and Mac OS (HENkaku-webserver was initially an Asp.net tool, which made it a windows-only solution).
Additionally to this feedback on the tool usage itself, some people are raising concerns that such a tool goes against team Molecule’s decision to host the solution on their servers and control how they distribute it to the scene. With that being said, Yifanlu challenged fellow hackers to reverse the exploit, so I’m convinced they weren’t expecting the scene to not try and “do stuff” with the hack. I don’t think I can picture hackers being angry at other hackers hacking the hack.
You can download the latest version on HENkaku-webserver on the developer’s github here. The installation process is described in the documentation. Remember that this is Windows-only at the moment.
Source: Meetpatty on /talk