October 26, 2016

Ad-hoc routing: another benefit to life in The Republic

Filed under: bitcoin, tmsr — Benjamin Vulpes @ 5:06 a.m.

Behold, the amazing benefits conferred upon even peripheral members The Most Serene Republic of Bitcoin's Web of Trust, and casual observers of court proceedings in #trilema:

2016-10-25 18:33:34 +asciilifeform in other noose: << linkfarm.
2016-10-25 18:33:38 +asciilifeform RIP.
2016-10-25 18:34:05 +shinohai bwahahahaha
2016-10-25 18:34:06 +ben_vulpes ahaha
2016-10-25 18:34:09 +mircea_popescu uh
2016-10-25 18:35:32 +phf despite the schadenfreude, the amount of entropy is disconcerting
2016-10-25 18:36:15 +mircea_popescu which schadenfreude ?
2016-10-25 18:36:33 +phf ^
2016-10-25 18:36:41 +asciilifeform and wasn't the d00d just here a couplea days ago
2016-10-25 18:36:49 +asciilifeform asking after intel boobytraps or somesuch.
2016-10-25 18:36:53 +mircea_popescu yeah something about routers.
2016-10-25 18:37:36 +asciilifeform seems like domain simply expired.
2016-10-25 18:37:43 +mircea_popescu heh, i see the registration is still unchanged. i thought the deal included the guy's obligation to change them wtf.
2016-10-25 18:37:46 +trinque the whois tells a tale of lulz
2016-10-25 18:37:51 +mircea_popescu wouldn't surprise me if he lost the domain because of this.
2016-10-25 18:44:09 +asciilifeform << plain http dun work
2016-10-25 18:47:13 @deedbot << Trilema - Romanul. 1929.
2016-10-25 18:48:30 +trinque asciilifeform: worked fine with added to hosts
2016-10-25 18:48:49 +trinque not like that's a compliment

To recap:
- BitBet enters receivership, changes hands, many lulz are shed and carebear tears had
- Months go on
- BitBet's registration in the global NATO namespace expires
- 10 minutes elapse for The Most Serene Republic of Bitcoin between asciilifeform's report of the routing issue and his hand-delivered DNS update1

Benefits conferred:
- backup namespace routing for BitBet
- backup namespace routing for everyone reading #trilema logs
- moderate piles of lolz

  1. Routing this discovery over to the old gossipd layer takes three minutes and routing the fix five after its discovery. Discussion then drags its carcass through the challenging territory of a new (Intel and BitPay-branded, this time!) tardano and the fullness of blocks on the bitcoin blockchain. []


  1. Leclerc says:

    On that note, lets not forget the hilarious result when loading, and

  2. Leclerc says:

    Does not seem so temporary to me. All I see is failure of dealing with basic internet infrastructure and an attempt to solve it by not solving it. Keep up the good work!

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