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Disconnect24 was an alternative WiiConnect24 service provider for Nintendo Wii. It was originally founded by Spotlight in January of 2018.
| title      = Disconnect24
 
| image      = [[File:DC24logothumbsafe.jpg]]
 
| type        = utility
 
| author      = Spotlight, ZenPowerBuilder, TheMrIron2.
 
| coder      =
 
| translator  =
 
| graphics by =
 
| contributor = MCNX, St4tch, CornierKhan1, Larsenv.
 
| portedby    =
 
| version    =
 
| licence    = AGPLv3
 
| download    =
 
| website    = https://dc24.xyz
 
| discussion  =
 
| source      = https://github.com/Disconnect24
 
| peripherals =
 
| hbb        = no
 
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Disconnect24 is an alternative WiiConnect24 service provider for Nintendo Wii. It was originally founded by Spotlight in January of 2018. (The Discord Server being created on the 2nd of January, 2018.)
 
  
The service is based off the more main stream variant, RiiConnect24, however, Disconnect24 is allegedly aimed to be more transparent and open about their development. A few changes include the use of Mail-GO, a Wii Mail Server developed in GoLang (in which RiiConnect24 eventually used.) and a transparent development model as opposed to RiiConnect24's vanilla open source model. ('''NOTE:''' [http://dc24.xyz dc24.xyz] appears to be down as of April 2019)
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The service was based off the more main stream variant, RiiConnect24, however, Disconnect24 was supposed to be aimed to be more transparent and open about their development.
  
== Timeline ==
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The service shut down in February 2019 due to continued disputes with RiiConnect24.
Since the beginning of Disconnect24, there has been noticeable improvements and controversies in it's lifespan. This section will cover these events.
 
=== Creation ===
 
As a response to the criticised management and respect for development within RiiConnect24, Disconnect24 was intended to be "more modern" and "more community centered" than other services. Although Disconnect24 could be the consequence of past mismanagement by another service, Disconnect24 continues to claim that they are on friendly terms.
 
 
 
=== Dispute ===
 
After rising concerns with security issues in RiiConnect24 and potential censorship of wii.guide (A site designed to guide users into homebrew on the Wii.), a blog post was published on April 9th, 2018 which served the purpose of pointing out issues that weren't addressed if they weren't publicly called on originally. One of the issues involved being able to grab the mailbox of any user on RiiConnect24 by running a curl command, this issue has since been fixed and mail should no longer be exploitable. The curl command one could use was <code>curl -X POST https://mtw.rc24.xyz/cgi-bin/receive.cgi --data-urlencode "passwd=passwords_are_ignored_by_rc24" --data-urlencode "mlid=w<16 digit friend code>" --data-urlencode "maxsize=1000000000000000000"</code>.
 
 
 
=== Current State of DC24 ===
 
Disconnect24, as of November 2018, is an independent service that is designed to restore discontinued services that were provided to consoles like the Wii.
 
 
 
== Projects ==
 
Disconnect24 is working on a variety of projects that will assist in restoration of discontinued services.
 
 
 
=== Mail-GO ===
 
[https://github.com/Disconnect24/Mail-GO/ Mail-GO] is a daemon program that handles Wii Mail. It is licensed under AGPLv3 and was originally developed by Spotlight as a side project for fun. In April, 2018, an announcement was made in the official server that cleared up the misconception that Mail-GO was originally developed. The post detailed that someone suggested it to be uploaded to RiiConnect24 in which Mail-GO was soon released in the organizations repository. However, Mail-GO was never legitimately licensed in their name.
 
 
 
=== Cauldron ===
 
[https://github.com/Disconnect24/cauldron-wc24/ Cauldron] is a project that is supposed to decrypt and encrypt WiiConnect24 Containers. However, the project is currently on hiatus.
 
 
 
=== Smol-Ten ===
 
[https://github.com/Disconnect24/smol-ten Smol-Ten] is intended to compress and decompress LZ10/11 files. However, the project is currently on hiatus.
 

Revision as of 17:40, 7 May 2019

Disconnect24 was an alternative WiiConnect24 service provider for Nintendo Wii. It was originally founded by Spotlight in January of 2018.

The service was based off the more main stream variant, RiiConnect24, however, Disconnect24 was supposed to be aimed to be more transparent and open about their development.

The service shut down in February 2019 due to continued disputes with RiiConnect24.