I have a problem with MSDN Academy that they didn't solve. Unfortunately, the ISO image of Windows Server 2008 on their servers is misnamed. By using Wireshark, I found that the downloader erroneously tries to download a file that starts with
iita_windows_.... Guessing the downloader was wrong, I tried to wget the file that starts with
ita_windows and got a copy on my server.
Unfortunately, these are compressed/encrypted in the SDC format. I read lots of articles telling it's difficult or almost impossible to break them, while I contacted MSDN but they didn't solve the problem yet.
So I wanted to try some kind of a man-in-the-middle attack to my computer using my server. I altered
hosts file on my Windows machine to point to my server with Apache 2 with mod_proxy. What I want to do is:
- All requests to http://msdn63.e-academy.com are proxied to the real msdn63.e-academy.com (currently works)
- Requests for http://msdn63.e-academy.com/MSDNAA/ITALIAN/i**ita_windows_server_2008_r2[censored].sdc are handled by Apache, downloading the local copy, **OR get proxied http://msdn63.e-academy.com/MSDNAA/ITALIAN/ita_windows_server_2008_r2[censored].sdc
The following is my current Apache virtual host configuration
ServerName msdn63.e-academy.com Alias /MSDNAA/ITALIAN/iita_windows_server_2008_r2[censored].sdc /home/djechelon/ita_windows_server_2008_r2[censored].sdc Alias /MSDNAA/ITALIAN/ita_windows_server_2008_r2[censored].sdc /home/djechelon/ita_windows_server_2008_r2[censored].sdc ProxyPass / http://msdn63.e-academy.com/ ProxyPassReverse / http://msdn63.e-academy.com/
I did censor part of the file name to avoid people download the file without a license (I own one from MSDN Academy)
I don't know why it doesn't work. Should the
Alias directive override the
Thank you in advance. I need that Windows Server, it's 2 months I contacted support but they didn't fix the downloader program :(
I can't try a warez because I think the license won't match the edition.