Jim C. Nasby nasby at enteract.com
Fri Sep 4 11:06:38 EDT 1998

Matthew brings up a good point. This list is for the discussion of implimenting
dedicated distributed.net hardware, be it custom designed, or innovative uses of
off the shelf equipment (rack-o-motherboards). Please try to keep the discussion on
track. Thanks!

distributed.net Human Interface

Matthew Toseland wrote:

> On Tue, 01 Sep 1998, C Huffman wrote:
> >I am kind of surprised that I don't hear or see more talk about DUNCE from
> >Vector Development. It's that program that automates your dial-up
> >connection to the net. http://www.vecdev.com/dunce.html
> >
> >I'm running it on 6 units so far. And I'd thought that I'd share this with
> >anyone who hasn't heard of it yet.
> >
> >It allows you to connect AND DISCONNECT automatically at specified times of
> >the day, or you can set it for "connect on demand" mode, but it doesn't
> >disconnect automatically in that mode.
> >
> >Does anyone use this, or is there a better one out there, that I should be
> >using?
> >
> Oh WOW... a) What does this have to do with RC5? Very little, but possibly
> justifiable b) What does this have to do with distributed HARDWARE? Even
> less...  And if you are running a dedicated cracker rack (HARDWARE, remember? -
> just installing it on 500 work PCs doesn't count as hardware) - you will
> presumably be running Linux (or possibly DOS if you don't need networking and
> can't be bothered to set Linux up for the negligible performance increase from
> multithreading, or have less than 2M RAM in each) - and so you can use a cron
> job.
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