[Dshield] Is DShield Dead?
areust at comcast.net
Mon Jun 20 02:25:24 GMT 2005
Scrap as I drag out the Soap Box, as security no longer seems to be
My day consists of get up read what happened since I went to bed, forward
items to work, with respect to what I need to expect. Go to work, deal with
what is on my "todo" list; fit in emergent items, adjust my "todo" list. I
review various machine and see what might be happening and then send mail
to get this or that shut off. I review what is happening with the Email
Gateway, and see what IP's need to get shut off. I spend more time on the
phone than I care to think about. I go to meetings and answers questions a
propose course of action. produce documents about what they think they
want, review what they do not understand and reformat in terms they can
understand. I go home and read what has transpired since I left for work
and forward what I need for tomorrow. Research projects that need more
attention, And somehow spend "quality" time with my "Family/Friends" or
what needs to happen around the house. So other than a recent vacation
(first in three years), where I left the laptop at home! I had Two people
ignored that I was on vacation and called my Cel anyway, their problems
were solved. I live, breath and work what is "happening" and decide how I
can best combat what is happening in the world. This list was once one of
the "important" ones that helped to decide course of action.
As I sit here and look at what has transpired in the DShield list in the
20/30 days I see very little. Ever since it was unofficially announced that
DShield went "commercial." There has been very little other than complaints
that logging which still does not work (over two months now). We have the
Handlers Diary that provides more information about what is happening than
what shows up in the list. "Names" I used to see talking here are now
talking in other lists.
Why did DShield decide to not tell "us" that they went commercial, was this
an oversight? At this point I feel that most felt that the efforts of many
individuals (who helped them gain status) have been insulted.
Has the Community lost confidence in DShield?
Has going "commercial" caused to DShield to lose the trust of those that
felt it was a very worthwhile area to converse?
Have the "new" duties of Johannes; caused things that used to happen, here
Does Dshield plan to correct all this and invite those professionals back?
Are the Handlers that once used to be "volunteers" being compensated for
IF DShield receives monetary gain from information posted via the list of
the log submissions, what plan for acknowledgement are in place or will be
Please review what is happening in the world and look at which "alerts"
have not been posted in this list. Since 5/18/2005 there have been 5/7
items posted that have any relevance... Most of the traffic is that DShield
is not correctly processing information (logs) that helped them go commercial.
I fully expect Deb to answer as she seems to be Johannes voice over the
last couple of months. Thank You Deb!
Thank You Kevin for the Base Update.
This has really been bothering me, what I thought once was very worthwhile
(for a couple of years) is now becoming a waste of my bandwidth/drive space.
I welcome comments pro/con...This could be the most important discussion in
months... Mostly I/We hope to hear from DShield!
Either we go back to posting what is Important and let DShield benefit and
make it worthwhile again, or let it die. I guess that it is up to DShield
what they feel is important.
Scrap and the soap box moves out of the way...
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