ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in MiniDNS Version 0.3.3

I was working on a project that uses MiniDNS, a DNS services library for Java.  I noticed I was getting a strange error message when loading certain requests, with no noticeable correlation between them:

java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Index -1 out of bounds for length 32
	at minidns.core@0.3.3/org.minidns.record.NSEC.createTypeBitMap(
	at minidns.core@0.3.3/org.minidns.record.NSEC3.<init>(
	at minidns.core@0.3.3/org.minidns.record.NSEC3.<init>(
	at minidns.core@0.3.3/org.minidns.record.NSEC3.parse(
	at minidns.core@0.3.3/org.minidns.record.Record.parse(
	at minidns.core@0.3.3/org.minidns.dnsmessage.DnsMessage.<init>(

This is an edge case where an unknown DNS response type being returned for an NSEC3 answer gets “un-resolved” down the road and crashes the parser.  It has been fixed in 0.4.0-alpha.

Fix Twitch’s Proprietary Links with Camomile

Twitch has been giving away free games with Twitch Prime for a while now.  But being a streaming service, they didn’t really have a distribution platform in place, at least anything in the same league as Steam or EA Origin, to distribute their games to the eligible masses.  Enter Twitch Desktop, a clunky app that tries to be everything Twitch is along with everything Discord and Steam are, and failing at most of what it tries to do.

When a Twitch Prime member downloads their games through Twitch Desktop, they are written to a special Twitch Games folder and links are added to the desktop and Start menu (on Windows at least) that launch the games.  Unfortunately, they aren’t just ordinary links: these are Twitch Fuel links that open Twitch Desktop, hunt for the game after it loads (which can be hit-or-miss), and THEN tries to load the game.  Fortunately, with a little deobfuscation, guesswork, and magic, we can unmask these links and get things slightly back to normal.

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View Piped Data and Arguments with Argsposer

I occasionally run into the issue of wanting to inspect a link despite not having a protocol handler for it that lets me inspect it.  For instance, VMWare has a specialty link that lets a user open a remote virtual machine in a local instance of VMWare Workstation.  There are several other application-specific link handlers out there, and a majority of them will suppress the actual link in favor of just doing what you ask it to do – open the thing!

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