Sunday, October 30, 2005

Another Filesystem Appears From the Ether....

This is interesting. Someone's taken TinyURL (a service that takes annoyingly long URLs and turns them into short URLS) and used it to store files! It's an interesting examples of how applications can have side effects/side uses that the creators do no predict.

http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot?m=1412

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Tracking Cell Phones for Real-Time Traffic Data

This project sounds interesting. It's related the mobility model work
that we've looked at, so it will be interesting to see what comes of it.

http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot?m=1218

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Broadband from Airships

Check out this slashdot story, broadband access through the airships.

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/19/166209&from=rss

I thought this is a brilliant idea for post-trauma rescue missions,
but heck, the first comment on slashdot says just the reverse ;-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

packETH 1.3

This program looks like it might be useful for some of us in the group.
It allows you to create and send any possible packet or sequence of
packets on the ethernet.

http://freshmeat.net/releases/208585/

IPv6 is now a reality!!

Guys,

I think this is a significant step forward in Internet evolution. Global
Crossing has deployed IPv6 in their network with Lucent's help. I think this
will have a significant impact from a research perspective.

http://www.techweb.com/wire/172300284

http://www.globalcrossing.com/xml/news/2005/october/10.xml

-Ram

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Google License Plate Frames

We can't all work at Google, but now we can pretend we do.

Zombie Masters Caught!

Check out this article on DDoS arrests

Monday, October 10, 2005

LoBand for slow-speed connections

I found this post on the DTN mailing list. It sounds interesting:
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Loband is a free service, designed specifically to improve access to online information over slow connections.

The newest version of the Loband service is now accessible at http://www.loband.org . It can reduce the time it takes for a web page to load by up to 10 times, making Internet access easier and less expensive in low bandwidth environments.

Using the service is as simple as going to http://www.loband.org and typing in the address of the desired page. Loband will then present a simplified version of that page. Loband works by removing unnecessary adverts and graphics while retaining the text, links and layout of the site. The original page or individual images can be viewed at any time if desired.

Friday, October 07, 2005

NatStat 0.0.2-6 (Default branch)

Would anyone in the group find this program helpful?

http://freshmeat.net/releases/207772/