keyserver downage & volonteer effort

Eating Before Swimming (mathboy@sizone.org)
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 12:42:49 -0400 (EDT)


then Leareth's all..
>
> > All night I have seen the clients get slow response when getting a new
> > block, but for the last half hour the clients are not getting through at
> > all. I am not noticing any other connectivity problems.

> doh! we're losing some serious crunching time here....

Question Rocke, et al - when you have time, whoever can explain this, I
am sure we're all curious...

How are you working managing DESCHALL into your normal life (or do you
do this for a living? ;) Into your normal server config? Who is frii?
How are they related to DESCHALL? Do you drop everything and jump out
of meetings to fix the keyserver (I hope not! :) or is it "when you can
get to it" as an "important collective hobby" for you and people you
work with? Is FRII somehow officially involved as a coporate (?)
entity in the project?

Just curious as to how everything is setup, and mebbe also WHY (I mean,
I know WHY, but my "why" requires alot less work, despite the hours of
work on my u2t log stats procesorry and managing clients/people in our
uPowered.org effort) - Im wondering why all the hours of coordination,
development of clients, etc. Why? For personal satisfaction, and the
prize too (but for this amount of effort Im sure you could make more
than $6000! :), perhaps, then, it's more "HOW?" - how do you find the
time and justify the effort? Spare time, putting other massive projects
aside for this?

Just curious. (And wondering how much bugging you we can get away with
when the keyserver is down. Assuage our guilt! :)

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Anyone else see that silly TLC "Cybersecrecy" show the other night? Pretty
silly production (too "post-genX") but at least it brought up alot of
the issues and might make people who know nothing of this "cryptography"
thing go "Hey, mebbe *I* (or my company) should be using Cryptography!"
and "Hey, my government wants to STOP me from doing this!"

The best part was when they likened key escrow (clipper, the UK's
efforts, etc) to "giving a copy of your housekey to the police 'just in
case'" and kinda scoffing at the ludicrousness of the idea or of even
presenting it to the public.

That "Cyberella" woman was pretty annoying and a discredit to the program
methinks - something from the frilly trendy cyberTabloid pages in Wired,
I'd say, regardless of wether she can code or not. Big deal.

/kc

-- 
Ken Chase mathboy@sizone.org Sonic Interzone $free$ email/news Toronto Canada
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