Thread: Resurect the Dimes Team?
November 3rd, 2008, 06:15 PM #1
Resurect the Dimes Team?
Anybody interested in getting the Team going again?
Welcome to DIMES!
What does the Internet look like? How does it evolve?
DIMES is a distributed scientific research project, aimed to study the structure and topology of the Internet, with the help of a volunteer community (similar in spirit to projects such as SETI@Home).Due to the way the Internet is engineered, distributing the Internet mapping effort is very important, and the only efficient way to measure the Internet structure is by asking you to participate. What we ask is not so much your CPU or bandwidth (which we hardly consume), but rather, your location. The more places we'll have presence in, the more accurate our maps will be. Understanding the structure and function of the Internet is an important research task, that will allow to make the Internet a better place for all of us.The DIMES agent performs Internet measurements such as TRACEROUTE and PING at a low rate, consuming about 1KB/s. The agent DOES NOT send any information about its host's activity/personal data, and sends ONLY the results of its own measurements. Aside from giving a good feeling, running the DIMES agent will also provide you with maps of how the Internet looks from your home (currently) and will (in the future) provide you with a personalized 'Internet weather report' and other user-focused features.We are welcoming DIMES pioneers who want to participate in our initial measurement effort and help us discover the Internet. If you want to suggest ideas or comment on DIMES you are welcome to visit our forums
and according to the stats we are at #34 in the stats.
The DIMES home/statistics and data
Just a thought about rebuilding the TIMO DC community. It would be Another team we could get moving again without hurting our F@H effort.
Last edited by nunyadam; November 3rd, 2008 at 06:18 PM.
November 3rd, 2008, 06:33 PM #2
I think Sharder was doing this over at XPC for awhile, don't know if he continued with it or not?
I was on the team over there too for awhile, but stopped after a bit, as it always seemed after DIMES was running for a while, my internet speed would drop a bit, sometimes to a crawl & I'd have to reboot my modem, router & systems sometimes to correct it... don't know if it was related or just a coincidence, but it I didn't have the problems as much until I started on that project. so I stopped running it due to the inconvenience factor I was having.
November 3rd, 2008, 06:35 PM #3
Well that could be a reason to leave it laying where it is. Lets see what else others have to say. The newer Client may have fixed that issue though.
Running it just for the heck of it, lets call it testing.
Only thing I have noticed so far is that my POS Router is resetting even more than normal.
Last edited by nunyadam; November 3rd, 2008 at 07:33 PM.
November 3rd, 2008, 07:33 PM #4
yeah, don't know what the deal was, whether my ISP was seeing it as pinging servers 24/7 & throttled down the connection or what the deal was (networking isn't my forte)...
but it definitely would be a low system requirement project to run, allowing many to put their systems to use, the only limitation I can think of would be how many systems your running & your internet connection speeds.
November 3rd, 2008, 07:34 PM #5
November 3rd, 2008, 07:43 PM #6
Its an old DNet KarmaKiller passed along to me. Its a POS, and I'm fairly certain he told me it was, but Its a great Router for what I paid. (nothing)
November 3rd, 2008, 09:19 PM #7
ahhh, ok, thats good to know then... well the the part of whether I have it or not, LOL... my current one is a Netgear Wireless G model... last one was a wired Linksys model (had newest firmware & was getting frustrated about some options that were not in it, despite newer revisions having them, for some reason the revision I had couldn't be upgraded with the firmwares that enabled the features), so was time for a new router, something with more options etc... Linksys router was the one I bought from Evil Rick a Few years ago, was a good router, but as far as the revision of it went, firmware updates were limited & didn't have one of the router features I was looking for later down the road. was looking for some sort of feature to limit bandwidth upload & download limits for each ethernet connection on the router, so when My bro is home on leave, his 360 isn't sucking up 90% of the internet connection so I can't even play some decent online PC games with out getting horrendous amounts of lag.
still not sure if my Netgear has what I'm looking for, but got it for a good price... white box, refurb from the local computer renaissance, for half the retail price at the time.
November 3rd, 2008, 09:37 PM #8
I miss my LinkSys. I had a BFSR81, 8 ports was nice. I'm at the point now where I need to get another if I add any more computers to the farm.
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