[Noisebridge-congress] "Wikileaks is overloaded by global interest"

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 06:02:20 PST 2009


Yes, there are quite a few of us here.  It would be great to meet with you
about this while we're here.  What time/day works for you?

Christie
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On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 2:56 PM, daniel schmitt <daniel at wikileaks.org>wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> sorry for not replying earlier, we have been pretty busy with a few things.
>
> Is any of you guys at 26c3? Might be easier to talk ..
>
> Best
>
> daniel
>
>
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 06:24:11AM +0000, Dr. Jesus wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 7:19 PM, Matt Peterson <matt at peterson.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > It would probably be more useful to share an architecture document then
> > > bat around strong personalities.  I think Anton is just trying to be
> > > useful; many of us have been burnt by similar
> > > good-for-socity/lacking-any-tech-clue efforts such as indymedia, that's
> > > all.  My suggestion would be ISC, they've been hosting non-profit
> > > projects for a decade plus now.
> >
> >
> > That's who's hosting noisecloud.  I need several questions answered
> before I
> > can create a coherent proposal for ISC to host wikileaks content, and my
> > mail to wikileaks' contact address have not received replies yet.
> >
> > Anton, my question to you about a LoA for noisecloud hasn't been answered
> > yet either.
> >
> > To summarize, there are 50 machines, 46 of which are usable, totalling 64
> > Xeon cores and 34 Opteron cores.  The uplink is 1Gbps.  ISC is pretty
> busy
> > right now with several other things they're trying to deal with, so it
> will
> > be pretty rude for any of us to come to them and ask for resources unless
> > the proposal has answers to all their questions up front.
> >
> > I want to make this absolutely crystal clear: the terms of our
> preliminary
> > agreement are not compatible with hosting wikileaks content at this time,
> as
> > the machines are still undergoing shakedown and ISC has not done the
> proper
> > traffic engineering to host such a service.  The terms of our final
> > agreement may allow this, but only if the noisecloud project has proven
> to
> > be a good neighbor and a net benefit to their power consumption and other
> > resources.  The first and most immediate goal I have in that spirit is to
> > help them consolidate things like the older machines being used by the
> other
> > organizations ISC is donating resources to.  Until that's complete I'm
> going
> > to be especially careful about asking them for anything.
> >
> > That being said, I don't have a problem setting up noisecloud to host
> > wikileaks content in preparation for the day when it's allowed, and
> there's
> > plenty of fast storage I can make available for purposes other than
> hosting.
>
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