[Bitcoin-development] Automated Weekly Testnet Alerts

Caleb James DeLisle calebdelisle at lavabit.com
Fri May 10 18:45:01 UTC 2013

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This is a test of the emergency broadcast system, if this had been an actual
emergency, the attention signal you just heard would have been followed by
official information, news or instructions.

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I'm sorry, I will shut up now.


On 05/10/2013 11:49 AM, bitcoin-list at bluematt.me wrote:
> In order to provide developers with a reasonable way to test their alert-handling code, starting next Thursday, automated weekly alerts will be made on testnet.
> They will contain the message "[TEST] This is a test alert broadcast at $TIMESTAMP" (where $TIMESTAMP is the unix timestamp of initial broadcast), will expire in between 2 and 4 hours and will have varying prioriry. They will be announced at 13:00 UTC (currently 9am EST).
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