Shell access

Roscoe rm at
Wed Sep 28 09:17:30 UTC 2011

Hey all,

I've revisited this idea, and I still like it and will push forward
with it. Starting with a single linode [Debian, 512MB, 20GB] instance
then seeing where we need to go from there.

The rules may change in future but as a starting point:

0. Applicable sections of the Linode TOS must be followed
1. Users will not intentionally disrupt the services of other users

The privacy policy is as a starting point:

0. There isn't much privacy in this system, but I'll try to act in good faith
1. As local root exploits are frequent, don't assume the server to be
2. Network information (most likely destination ip:port pairings and
tx/rx), process listings [ps -ef and simliar] and disk usage may be
observed to understand how users are using the service and to identify
resource usage

The service is provided as is, it may break at times. Depending on the
users action it may even stop. It's not my intent nor desire that
people use it as a means to circumvent bans or other do nefarious
things. Nor is it an anonymizing service. The rules and any policies
may change as time goes by.

Email me with requested packages and services and I'll endeavor to set
them up or provide you with the means to do so.

Sign-up is as follows:

Email me a public key, and I'll encrypt and email you at address
login details.

Sound reasonable? Any suggestions? I'm happy to consider anything. The
privacy policy sucks, but if you're after secrecy that's what
tor/gnunet/freenet are for.

There is no nice domain name, I was thinking of registering, or if a domain admin feels like it
would be nice (:


-- Roscoe

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 5:56 PM, jamesmikedupont at
<jamesmikedupont at> wrote:
> Even a continuous build server would be nice, one that only compiles checked
> in versions.
> On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 8:18 AM, jamesmikedupont at
> <jamesmikedupont at> wrote:
>> I would appreciate any hosting for compilng free software projects.
>> Currently I am working on some refactoring of binutils, and the compile
>> times are killing my small computer.
>> mike
>> On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 6:28 AM, Roscoe <rm at> wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> Thanks for the replies. One off list reply pointed out the potential
>>> legal issues involved, while I'd like to think each user was
>>> responsible for their own use it may come down to the server owner
>>> being responsible for their use. Or, at least, being the first
>>> visiting point for raids.
>>> The time and money investment don't phase me, but the potential legal
>>> hassle/risk does :(
>>> Regards,
>>> -- Roscoe
>>> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Matthias Kirschner <mk at> wrote:
>>> > Hello Roscoe,
>>> >
>>> > * Roscoe <rm at> [2010-09-04 09:00:45 +1000]:
>>> >
>>> >> Sound like a good idea? Crap idea? Suggestions?
>>> >
>>> > I discussed this idea with others. Like me, most people liked the idea
>>> > very much to have such a service for Fellows.  The problem is, that at
>>> > the moment we do not have _any_ spare sysadmin time to integrate this
>>> > or
>>> > to help anything for that.  There are too many urgent things which are
>>> > critical for our infrastructure which needs a lot of work at the
>>> > moment.
>>> >
>>> > Of course that does not prevent you to set up such a service and
>>> > provide
>>> > Fellows access there, but unfortunately our admins cannot help with any
>>> > tasks (like account management, etc.).
>>> >
>>> > Regards,
>>> > Matthias
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Matthias Kirschner - Fellowship Coordinator, German Coordinator
>>> > Free Software Foundation Europe (
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>>> >
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>> --
>> James Michael DuPont
>> Member of Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova and Albania
> --
> James Michael DuPont
> Member of Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova and Albania

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