I have imagined a piece for David Mitchell’s soapbox where he says "It’s more likely the Queen has had her “reptilian brain” removed, and is “fully human” without all the natural instincts to prevent conflict and get along with others of your species present in reptiles etc …
note : Whatching too much David Mitchell’s soapbox.
Members and admins have spent a lot of time designing the forum so you can get involved. There are sections you can discuss mining or exchanges, or see the technical discussions of how the FTC software is built.
There is also a Guides section, and support, for if you get into trouble with the Feathercoin Wallet.
What you describe sounds like a multisig wallet to me.
Bassically it is a wallet address, where coins can sent to (= both traders put their coins in ).
When coins are to be spend both (or 2 of 3 ) parties must sign the transaction before it is sent to the block chain.
The reason for having an edge router is to isolate the home network from the ISP’s router. There being various trust issues with that ISP supplied routers and known compromises that might end up on your network.
For instance, even though I was sure I’d set “remote access” to off on the ISP router, I found remote access had been reset to “on”.
In addition, there are many other potential zero days in the old operating systems most routers run, even the AR300M’s version (compiled in Jan 2017) OpenWrt was using a 3.18.27 Linux kernel.
The router has 4 modes, Edge (cable), Repeater, 3G and Tethering.
Choosing Cable, the system did set it’s self up on separate WLan and Lan so the box acts as a bridge so the traffic can be monitored.
The Lan was now on 192.168.8.x which caused a problem with a NAS with a static IP of 192.168.1.12 not appearing on the network.
Also, it can be disconcerting, when you’re not a network expert and your changing the IP you’re using to access the box!
The router was very powerful (!) compared to other routers 125 MB is more than twice what you might expect in a Mips device. OpenWrt was set up and worked well, I was able to ssh in and update the software from GLis package store, add new software (mc, htop, nmap etc) and add “collectd” statistical plugins, like ping and uptime.
[email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type : Qualcomm Atheros QCA9533 ver 2 rev 0
machine : GL-AR300M
processor : 0
cpu model : MIPS 24Kc V7.4
BogoMIPS : 432.53
wait instruction : yes
microsecond timers : yes
tlb_entries : 16
extra interrupt vector : yes
hardware watchpoint : yes, count: 4,
isa : mips1 mips2 mips32r1 mips32r2
ASEs implemented : mips16
Memory is limited for graphs and is lost if the unit is rebooted so it is possible to dump data off the system to a long term storage server.
So far the GL-AR300M router has acted flawlessly and monitoring shows that the cheaper (£20) 60MB models would have performed the current tasks on our home network.
I noted one effect of isolating the network was a reduction of the number of firewall intrusion attempt warnings on the main router. This was not something I was expecting to see and must mean the ISP router was somehow identifying it was on (?)
For the extra security and monitoring ability I see the box as replacing a “server / router” so would put up with some addition maintenance.
The GL-AR300M router unit seemed to act stable for the short test time and load. I found it a powerful and easy to use unit, certainly less daunting than replacing the ISPs router.
Down side were it did take a bit of extra network knowledge to set it up and I did not test some of it’s features such as the VPN functionality.
When auditing or merging open source software it is often necessary to do some sort of difference between the projects. This is where tools such as diff or diffoscope come in.
diffoscope is developed as part of the “reproducible builds” Debian project and was formerly known as “debbindiff”
diffoscope can intelligently identify the difference between files, by knowing and comparing files within their formats. It’s available in most repositories.
It recursively unpacks archives of many kinds and transform various binary formats into more human readable form to compare them. It can compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF just as easily.
diffoscope can be scripted through error codes, and a report can be produced with the detected differences. The report can be text or HTML. When no type of report has been selected, diffoscope defaults to write a text report on the standard output.
@Wellenreiter, Just a note / prediction, proof of disk space will be particularly useful for Peer to Peer storage or transport systems. People would pay for a high availability backup service and Proof of storage, would be ideal.
Also proof of storage could be used to sign or access open sensor data, or give availability to implement a process. Again, a currently paid for service that an “automatic”, or p2p system could provide, the block subsidies, are tokens for access to the systems service…
In both the UK and the US the secret intelligence world is out of control and very expensive while also being useless. At the same time, Parliament has not Open Source Agency to create public intelligence (decision-support) in the public interest. My Memorandum to Vice President Biden, which was ignored, is attached.
The UK has two huge problems – the City of London and the monarchy’s ties to organized crime and the Rothchilds. Having said that, I consider London to be the center of the earth and Parliament to have real potential. What is needed is an Open Source Centre, perhaps affiliated with a series of universities and financially sponsored by companies such as Thomson Reuters (which is afraid of the concept of free public information but we can help them get over it).
I welcome an invitation to discuss this on skype with Parliament or Labour staff, with the idea of justifying a trip to London to educate labor leaders on how they can create the world’s first Smart Nation in which every decision by government is rooted in evidence-based open source intelligence – and where the opposing party makes decisions based on payments from special interests, open source intelligence can be used to heap scorn and disdain on those making the decision against the public interest.
Trump’s National Security Advisor understands all this, a discreet approach from Labour to Trump seeking his approval of a joint US-UK Open Source Centre and Network – US money, blended brains – would probably yield $125M to start, toward $2B – I have worked on this for 25 years. Right now what I need is for the highest levels of Labour to understand the opportunity both politically and financially, as well as economically and socially. We can turn the UK into the world’s first jobs-oriented open source everything engineering economy, exporting to Africa, Asia, Arabia, and the Americas (think solar energy plus unlimited water desalination, keeps all those pesky illegal aliens happy at home.
The NATO OSINT Handbook, while out-dated, is the fastest overview (I wrote it).
My shortest summary of what is needed (one page) and my shortest bio (one page) are also attached. My longer bios and most of my publications free online are at http://robertdavidsteele.com.