Re: Reflector sites

Jason Williams (streak@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu)
Sat, 27 Jun 1998 13:17:10 -0500 (CDT)


On Sat, 27 Jun 1998, Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr. wrote:
> Goto http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/streak/scan, but first see
> http://cu-seeme.cornell.edu/~WCW/ for one of the richest CU help sites on the net.
> Thank you Bill and Streak!

Thanks...unfortunately, at this point, the future of all my stuff at
ccwf.cc.utexas.edu is uncertain (scanner, web pages, Refmarshal Proxy
Server, reflector, etc). It's not hard to find a host for the web pages,
but the CGI scripts are processor intensive. It seems a lot of people
like the "scan" command but it also chews up the CPU running every 5
minutes. Since I'm now graduated and out in the "real world" looking for
a job, I'm not so sure the University would want to continue my account.
It's hard to find anyone that's willing to host what I've done without
ripping it off and tacking banners all over it to try and make some money.
It's too bad someone like White Pine wouldn't want to pick it up since
it'd be great publicity (hint, hint) :)

So if it does vanish in a few months, that'll be why :) I'm happy with
what I've done..never thought it would have grown to what it has. It
started out back when there were more somewhat standard reflector lists
(John Becker's great list that was updated almost daily...Peoplenet's
scanner (ask Andrew about what happened to it...he loves to tell that
story. :)) and a few others). I've learned a lot by writing the scanner
and adding things to it that I thought would be useful. And oddly enough
in this day and age of commercialism on the Internet, I did it all for
free. :) (I didn't even get a free month with an ISP that the scanner
idea started with)

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