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Re: invitation to directory server operators
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- Subject: Re: invitation to directory server operators
- From: Hans Schnehl <torvallenator@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 15:18:43 +0200
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On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 06:18:51AM -0500, Scott Bennett wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:31:34 +0200 Hans Schnehl <torvallenator@xxxxxxxxx>
> >On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 04:46:14AM -0500, Scott Bennett wrote:
> >> On: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 09:01:34 +0200 Gitano <0xb8968b9e9190@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> wrote:
> >> >Scott Bennett wrote:
> >> >
> >> >>> This entry doesn't work on my server (Picolo) even though the flag
> >> >>> 'Directory (v2)' is set.
> >> >>
> >> >> Why do you believe it doesn't work?
> >> >
> >> >My server is not listed as a HSDir server.
> >> >
> >> >> There is, however, the requirement that your
> >> >> server be up for at least 24 hours before the authorities will list a new
> >> >> HSDir server with the HSDir flag set in the consensus and status documents.
> >> >> If it hasn't been that long yet, please give it enough time.
> >> >
> >> >Ok - so a server, getting a new IP every 24 hours (ADSL), will never
> >> >become a HSDir server?
> >> >
> >So the idea of running a HSDir server is probably limited to those with more permanent
> >IPs, unless the 24 hour waiting period for HSDir servers to become active is changed to
> >something shorter.
> Oh, well. However, I do notice that German HSDir servers outnumber
> those of all other countries at present, so *somebody* there is getting
> better service.
They do either run a rented server or pay a rather expensive price for that.
For a private person who wishes to run a Tor-node with higher bandwidth and
undisrupted connectivity I assume it to be best to rent a server somewhere.
Prices have become quite moderate by now. Last not least this would contribute
more bandwidth, nodes and anonymity, and that's what it's all about, isn't it?
> That must be before adjusting for inflation, right? ;-) In this
> country, the U.S. Mint has not produced 0.5c coins since the mid-19th
> century or perhaps earlier. Now 1.0c coins are not worth picking up off
> the ground, though if you good get 5 or 10 kg of them, you could sell
> them for the copper, because the face value has dropped significantly
> below the metal value. Reading about precious metals coinage is like
> reading something from Anderson's fairy tales nowadays.
Numismatic evaluation.... but back to topic ;)