[GRASS-dev] IRC over HTTP :: slow access to osgeo svn

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Sat Dec 15 21:06:40 EST 2007

Thanks for the information Hamish. I'll give it a try.

C. Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
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Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

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On Dec 15, 2007, at 4:16 PM, Hamish wrote:

> Markus wrote:
>>>> You can easily reach IRC with zero installation through this Web
>>>> client:
>>>> http://irc.telascience.org/cgi-bin/irc.cgi
>>>> - select reasonable nick name
>>>> - select #osgeo
>>>> Then they can check immediately what's going on.
> Eric:
>>> A lot of irc protocols are blocked or forbidden behind corporate/
>>> government firewalls for some of us (big brother is always
>>> watching), so that isn't always an option.
> Michael:
>> I second that. Overall, my university is relatively decent on this
>> (Skype, iChat, and other services are available). But IRC is blocked
>> and I cannot use it from there.
> the whole point of  http://irc.telascience.org/cgi-bin/irc.cgi  is  
> that
> you interface with the IRC channel over a web page, not using the IRC
> protocol. Therefore if the IRC protocol/port is blocked by your  
> service
> provider you can still connect through the above webpage bypassing the
> block. IRC's file transfer functions etc don't work over that AFAIK so
> I think the web interface is not prone to the type of abuse that a  
> non-
> authoritarian IT dept would be worried about.
> Now if the "forbidden" policy is written as the activity not as the
> protocol/port, well then you take your chances of getting caught doing
> something naughty.
> Otherwise try it, as long as you can access web pages it'll probably
> work.
> Hamish
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