• irc scanner

    From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Mon Dec 25 01:16:11 2023
    so i got this scanner gathering info on my synchronet irc server
    that just runs at home and does nothing. i havent turned off the port.

    then i see it has some stats of synchronet ircds https://www.ircstats.org/servers

    i'm not sure if sells its information.
    the ip i got was 20.246.238.230 if you want to block it.
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  • From Mickey@VERT/INTERSPY to MRO on Mon Dec 25 09:39:00 2023
    On 25 Dec 2023, MRO said the following...

    then i see it has some stats of synchronet ircds https://www.ircstats.org/servers


    Interesting read.

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to MRO on Mon Dec 25 10:49:50 2023
    Re: irc scanner
    By: MRO to All on Mon Dec 25 2023 01:16 am

    so i got this scanner gathering info on my synchronet irc server
    that just runs at home and does nothing. i havent turned off the port.

    then i see it has some stats of synchronet ircds https://www.ircstats.org/servers

    i'm not sure if sells its information.
    the ip i got was 20.246.238.230 if you want to block it.

    I doubt it sells the information, as it provides the raw json data for free.

    I'm not sure how useful it would be for anyone. Databrokers care very little for outlying, obscure portions of the internet like BBSes and IRC.

    DaiTengu

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to DaiTengu on Mon Dec 25 23:26:38 2023
    Re: irc scanner
    By: DaiTengu to MRO on Mon Dec 25 2023 10:49 am

    i'm not sure if sells its information.
    the ip i got was 20.246.238.230 if you want to block it.

    I doubt it sells the information, as it provides the raw json data for free.

    I'm not sure how useful it would be for anyone. Databrokers care very little for outlying, obscure portions of the internet like BBSes and IRC.

    DaiTengu


    well it says it doesn't show the server name or the specifics. i know it collects specific data because i can see it on the log window. makes me wonder why it's pulling up the MOTD and other shit.

    I don't trust any site. Even if they are a friendly site that won't stop them from being compromised and the data will get into the wrong hands.

    Computer criminals love us. Look at how many people that don't know shit that are running open servers.
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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to MRO on Wed Dec 27 14:55:45 2023
    so i got this scanner gathering info on my synchronet irc server
    that just runs at home and does nothing. i havent turned off the port.

    then i see it has some stats of synchronet ircds https://www.ircstats.org/servers

    So, I heard Usenet is in danger of being shut down? (though nothing to back said claim), so maybe data like this could be useful in some future situation where usage statistics might sway some Internet God's decision about something?

    *shrug*

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Android8675 on Thu Dec 28 02:48:04 2023
    Re: irc scanner
    By: Android8675 to MRO on Wed Dec 27 2023 02:55 pm

    so i got this scanner gathering info on my synchronet irc server
    that just runs at home and does nothing. i havent turned off the port.

    then i see it has some stats of synchronet ircds https://www.ircstats.org/servers

    So, I heard Usenet is in danger of being shut down? (though nothing to back said claim), so maybe data like this could be useful in some future situation where usage statistics might sway some Internet God's decision about something?


    They say usenet is going to be shut down like every 5-10 years though.
    it looks like usenet usage is increasing every year in regards to binaries.
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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to MRO on Thu Dec 28 11:52:00 2023
    On 28 Dec 2023, MRO said the following...

    So, I heard Usenet is in danger of being shut down? (though nothing to said claim), so maybe data like this could be useful in some future situation where usage statistics might sway some Internet God's decisio about something?
    They say usenet is going to be shut down like every 5-10 years though.
    it looks like usenet usage is increasing every year in regards to binaries. ---

    usenet isn't centralized like that though..

    you could set up a server and take the place of aioe (RIP..) and be just as much "usenet" as anyone else ever was.

    it would probably be significantly easier if you were text-only like almost all the free servers usually are, and could prove you're competent at keeping spam out of the wider network but ;)

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Android8675 on Thu Dec 28 15:06:55 2023
    Re: irc scanner* By: Android8675 to MRO on Wed Dec 27 2023 02:55 pm** An> So, I heard Usenet is in danger of being shut down? (though nothing to* An> back said claim), so maybe data like this could be useful in some future* An> situation where usage statistics might sway some Internet God's decision* An> about something? ** google groups, which is probably the largest public interface to text newsgroups, is ending its support for Usenet on Feb 22, 2024. **https://support.google.com/groups/answer/11036538***Binary groups are definitely still incredibly active. **DaiTengu**...It works better if you plug it in.*---* Synchronet War Ensemble BBS - The sport is war, total war - warensemble.com*
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to fusion on Fri Dec 29 07:31:57 2023
    Re: Re: irc scanner
    By: fusion to MRO on Thu Dec 28 2023 11:52 am

    future situation where usage statistics might sway some Internet God's decisio about something?
    They say usenet is going to be shut down like every 5-10 years though. it looks like usenet usage is increasing every year in regards to binaries. ---

    usenet isn't centralized like that though..


    well the big ones can close down. that's happened already. I really don't mind if usenet takes a dive and becomes more obscure than bbsing.
    it might be good for the binary people anyways.
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