[Dshield] Is DShield Dead?

Deb Hale haled at pionet.net
Mon Jun 20 16:01:19 GMT 2005

Thank you so much for this email Mike.  To the rest of our loyal
participants.  Please be patient and let us try to work out the bugs.

Thanks,  Deb

-----Original Message-----
From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org]
On Behalf Of Michael D. Hofer
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 8:14 AM
To: General DShield Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Is DShield Dead?

On Sun, 19 Jun 2005, Jim Race wrote:

> It's a simple equation. If you would like your users to submit free 
> data (using their expenses in both time and real money, i.e. 
> bandwidth, electricty and cpu cycles) at least show them something in 
> return. Not empty promises.

Am I missing something?  I pay for the bandwidth whether or not I use it. 
Nobody's counting bytes. There _is_ electricity usage, but the cost would be

the same whether or not I send the reports in.  The actual sending is a
cron job, I spent, oh, 15 minutes putting the script together, if that, 

As for cycles?  No problems on my firewall not being able to do it's thing 

So what's the _real_ cost of sending in the reports?  For me, it's not even 
incremental.  I have seen the stumbles of the daily report TO me, but hell, 
I'm certainly getting my money's worth, since I'm spending nothing.

And I DO think a central clearinghouse of Intrusion attempts is important to

maintain.  Even if I don't go to the website and see the "top ten".

It costs me nothing, it serves a good cause.  No brainer.

What business?  Has anyone on this list been approached for payments?


Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding
out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do
is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.
   -- Douglas Adams, _The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy_
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