[Bitcoin-development] Dedicated server for bitcoin.org, your thoughts?

Mark Friedenbach mark at monetize.io
Sun Dec 8 21:46:18 UTC 2013


I too would be against the foundation taking control of hosting or the
domain. I have no reason at this time not to trust them, by checks and
balances are a good thing.
On Dec 8, 2013 12:29 PM, "Mike Hearn" <mike at plan99.net> wrote:

> Issues that would need to be resolved:
>
> 1) Who pays for it? Most obvious answer: Foundation. However there's
> currently a fairly clear line between the foundation website and the
> bitcoin.org website. I personally am fine with the bitcoin foundation
> funding the website, it's a lot closer to the bitcoin community than
> github. But some people might care. So next step would be to contact the
> Foundation board and see if they're willing to fund it.
>
> 2) Anti-DoS? I assume github handles this at the moment, though I doubt
> there's anything to be gained from DoSing the informational website
>
> 3) Where does the server go? Ideally, a hosting provider that accepts
> Bitcoin of course!
>
> 4) Who admins it?
>
> 5) Who controls DNS for it?
>
> Right now I think Sirius still owns DNS for bitcoin.org which is
> nonsense. He needs to pass it on to someone who is actually still involved
> with the project. Again, the most obvious neutral candidate would be the
> Foundation.
>
> So I think it's a good idea but there's a fair amount of work here. The
> primary upside I see is that it opens the potential for adding
> interactive/server-side code in future if we decide that would be useful.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 8:25 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Drak <drak at zikula.org> wrote:
>> > BGP redirection is a reality and can be exploited without much
>>
>> You're managing to argue against SSL. Because it actually provides
>> basically protection against an attacker who can actively intercept
>> traffic to the server. Against that threat model SSL is clearly— based
>> on your comments— providing a false sense of security.
>>
>> We _do_ have protection that protect against that— the pgp signature,
>> but they are far from a solution since people do not check that.
>>
>> (I'm not suggesting we shouldn't have it, I'm suggesting you stop
>> arguing SSL provides protection it doesn't before you manage to change
>> my mind!)
>>
>>
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