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RIPE 37, Amsterdam September 2000
Chair Dave Wilson, HEAnet;
Scribe Fotis Georgatos, RIPE NCC.
Agenda agreed as published.
Minutes from the Budapest meeting RIPE agreed.
Flowmaps, presentation by Kai Siering.
Slides available at http://newshome.uu.org/RIPE-37/
Following on from work by Brian Reid and Heiko Rupp.
Geographical 2D and 3D maps turn out not to be helpful,
so turned into direction of using logical ones.
Considered other 2D mappings newsdist and makefeedmap.
Now using Cichlid 3D client-server visualization package.
Makes nice pictures!
Data from innstats, based on article count rather than volume.
Source available by 13th Sep 2000.
Expected developments: configure from file (at present
recompiles for any changes -- takes ~5 min).
Appearance depends on threshold below which feeds are ignored,
which in turn depends on what you want to use it for.
NHNS, presentation by Daniel Diaz.
Slides available at http://galore.convex.es/nhns/DOC/ripe37.ppt
Following up the 'groupsync' project; using TXT RRs in the DNS
for newsgroup descriptions and RP RRs for moderators.
Piloted in a detached DNS cloud but now in production at