[CQ-Contest] RBN - New Servers - Betas test
pokane at ei5di.com
Mon Apr 28 09:03:12 EDT 2014
On 28/04/2014 13:03, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
> The RBN team, with important outside help (see below), has been
> working hard to improve our Telnet feed. Standard Telnet cluster
> servers have a lot of overhead, which can limit throughput or cause
> hard-to-diagnose bugs, so we are looking for a better solution.
I'm aware of (and I appreciate) some of the services
provided by the RBN network. I am computer-literate
and I am a contester.
However, I do not understand how the following terms,
contained in the post, are relevant to amateur radio
a lot of overhead
two additional servers
reachable on port 7000
not intended for end-users
for connection by "retail" clusters
stable and reliable service
future anticipated loads
peak spot flow
This is presented as if it represents progress in
contesting. It seems to me, instead, to represent
progress in internet-hosted networking - professional
wired services that serve mainly to illustrate how far
some of us have become detached from person-to-person
contesting using ham-band RF.
Depending on your point or view, this can be good or
bad. It's beginning to look, to me, that amateur radio
is just one more cog in the internet of things.
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