[rc5] RC5 proxy that may be stealing blocks
Ram at POP.Jaring.My
Sat Oct 11 16:59:35 EDT 1997
I sent ~1100 notify bocks to irc.teenworld.com.my, a knew top-level RC5 proxy. I
sent the notifies 10 days ago, but till today it isn't in my stats.
The proxy server was initially a personal proxy set up for wwongs at pl.jaring.my.
I don't really care who takes credit for my blocks, because i am crunching blocks for
the sake of the global RC5 effort. But i think it is understandable for me to be quite
angry if someone is "stealing" my blocks.
Could it be that their proxy server is running with the "forcemail=" option? If the top-
level proxy server executables do not allow the forcemail option, is it possible that
they have pointed the proxy server to point to another PP which is running with the
I at first gave them the benefit of the doubt, that possibly my blocks got stuck in a
backlog. But 10 days is too long. And wwongs at pl.jaring.my's stats are increasing
steadily. And when i last checked the proxy network stat page, the server had
checked in 0 mins ago.
So it is not a backlog...
I am just advising you people out there to avoid the server *just in case* my
assumtion is true. And avoid the round-robin dns rc5asiaproxy.distributed.net
because it points half (or is it a third?) of the time to the teenworld server.
RC5 admins, i hope you would investigate this. I think if my guess is true, it is very
unethical on teenworld's admins part.
And i'll be sticking to the round-robin dns rc5proxy.distributed.net for now, because
it points to the trusted slacker, llama, bestnet and bovine servers.
I am not sure that teenworld is a block-stealing group of people, but i just warn the
rest of you guys of my assumtion.
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