[ic] Defunct CyberCash payment module

Ron Phipps ron at endpoint.com
Fri Mar 13 20:25:40 UTC 2009

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
> Mike Heins wrote:
>> Quoting Jon Jensen (jon at endpoint.com):
>>> Folks,
>>> Years ago Verisign acquired CyberCash and switched CyberCash customers 
>>> over to Payflow Pro.
>>> In the meantime, PayPal acquired the Payflow Pro business from Verisign, 
>>> and PayPal set a deadline in 2010 to stop supporting the old Payflow Pro 
>>> payment gateway interface.
>>> We have a client who just switched from that old Payflow Pro module 
>>> (Signio, which required a proprietary binary library) to PayPal's pure 
>>> HTTP module. We'll soon be committing that new module, which is based on 
>>> initial code from Tom Tucker. (Thanks, Tom!)
>>> In the meantime, is there any reason we shouldn't remove the ancient 
>>> Vend::Payment::CyberCash module? I can't think of any and will remove it 
>>> in the near future if nobody speaks up with reason not to.
>> Sadly, it is still in use.
> I converted my Cybercash customer last year to Payflow and I'm glad that
> there is finally a HTTP alternative.
> Using proprietrary binary libraries on AMD64 server isn't that appealing :-).
> Regards
>          Racke

Reminds me of the time that we had to get a java virtual machine running 
on a DEC Alpha so we could use the Payflow Pro gateway for Caseetc.com. 
  That was not fun or appealing either, but it worked :)

Ron Phipps
End Point Corporation
ron at endpoint.com

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