[RC5] keyrate stabilizing?

Scott Campbell pondafarr at microgear.net
Sun Oct 14 03:07:55 EDT 2001


Doesn't that suggestion go against the basic idea that you have to be
authorized to run the client on a user' system? If Colin is authorized to do
so, then all he really has ot say is "its a vital service that *I* (Colin)
say has to be run" lol

Scott
just my 2 cents

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter" <MastarPete at att.net>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 11:58
Subject: Re: [RC5] keyrate stabilizing?


> you can rename the dnet executable and the config file to something that
sounds "more important"
> and / or add  "taskmgr" to the pause watch list so if they try to see what
is currently
> eating up the most CPU time the dnet client will pause itself while
taskmgr is running..
>
> just a few suggestions if you really want to "hide" the client on NT.
>
> -Pete
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Colin L. Hildinger" <colin at ionet.net>
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 8:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [RC5] keyrate stabilizing?
>
>
> > Biggest challenges to recruitment are:
> >
> > 1) Newness has worn off.
> > 2) Projects are taking too long
> > 3) The big teams are hard to compete with, so little teams are less
> > interesting
> > 4) Much of the readily available cpu power is being used, the rest is
less
> > available or harder to reach.
> > 5) Need for feature that allows the client to be hidden better on NT
> > machines.  At my company, I can put the client on my machine and on the
> > servers (and I have), but the users will whine if I put it on their
> > machines.  I have the authority to do so, but I just can't justify
dealing
> > with them whining.  They can see it in the NT Task Manger, and no matter
how
> > much logic I have for it not mattering, they'll blame it any time
something
> > goes wrong on their machines, so it's just not worth it.
> >
> > These things combined have caused myself and others to be less
interested,
> > and I'm sure there are other reasons, but most of them are pretty well
> > known.  Only a serious recruitmenet campaign will help, but these days
most
> > people participating probably don't read this list or hang out on the
IRC
> > channel, so it'll take a decision by d.net people to get them message
out to
> > get anything big done.
> >
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