AG DSN

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresdner Studentennetz

Announcement of General Assembly

All members

Written by Willi Meißner, 2019-03-27. Permalink

On 2019-04-10 at 7pm the next General Assembly of AG DSN will take place at REC/B214/H.

The main topic will be the election of our new executive board. Besides that we will discuss some minor changes of our constitution and supplementary budgets for 2018 and 2019.

Members of AG DSN can find the full details and agenda in the invitation, but unfortunately only in German.

Wifi Test Operation in dormitory Gret-Palucca-Straße

Gret-Palucca-Straße

Written by Florian Lamprecht, Sebastian Trebbin, 2019-03-24. Permalink

Today we are starting the test operation of our wifi infrastructure in the dormitory Gret-Palucca-Straße 11.

You can find more information at Wi-Fi-Test.

We plan to extend the wifi to all dormitories over the next years.

We will inform you about problems here.

Demonstrations against Articel 13

All members

Written by Vorstand, 2019-03-18. Permalink

Dear members,

Article 13 has been on everyone's lips in recent weeks and will be voted on in the European Parliament on the 25th of March. In concrete terms, Article 13 is part of the planned copyright reform aimed at strengthening copyright on the Internet. To this end, platform operators are to be made obligated to identify and effectively prevent copyright infringements. The idea behind this reform is to be welcomed for the time being, but this obligation will have far-reaching consequences which will affect many services.

"Measures for the recognition of copyright are effective content recognition technologies that should be used appropriately. (Quote, Article 13, EU legislation)

The implementation of this reform means that platform providers must proactively filter content to detect copyright infringements. The sheer volume of images, videos, text, and music uploaded daily makes manual review impossible. Instead, automated methods will be used to compare content with algorithms against databases of known works.

  1. Algorithms can poorly detect the difference between allowed media, such as satire and quotes, which will lead to unlawful blocking.

  2. An infrastructure is needed for filtering. However, only the major providers (Facebook, Google, ..) have the necessary resources to build them. Smaller providers, on the other hand, have to buy the technology, which makes the small providers dependent on the big ones and gives them access to even more data.

  3. The existing filter infrastructure can also be used very easily for other purposes, e.g. to filter certain political statements.

We the board of the AG DSN, are therefore clearly against Article 13. Its implementation will lead to a massive restriction of freedom of expression and development on the Internet. In addition, Article 13 strengthens the large Internet groups and contributes to the monopolization of content. If you want to defend yourself against Article 13 with us, we call on you to take part in the demonstration on 23rd March [3].

[1] https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Urheberrechtsreform-Der-Kampf-gegen-Artikel-13-4323738.html

[2] https://www.everbill.com/uploadfilter-artikel-13-was-ist-das/

[3] https://netzpolitik.org/2019/immer-mehr-demonstrationen-gegen-uploadfilter-schon-vor-dem-grossen-aktionstag/

Results of our general assembly

All members

Written by Willi Meißner, 2019-02-26. Permalink

As announced our general assembly took place 2018-12-05. We passed our budget for 2019 and changed our team regulation. Additionally we discussed our self-conception and our future.

The complete minutes can be found here (login needed), unfortunately both are only available in German.

Abolishment of traffic limit

All members

Written by Richard Mörbitz, Markus Helbig, 2019-01-22​. Permalink

In agreement with the ZIH we made the decision to abolish the traffic limit.

In order to maintain an excellent service quality for all of our members, we continue monitoring the traffic consumption. If one disturbs the network usage of other members, we will consequently disable the network access of that person.

Error in traffic computation

All dormitories except Hochschulstraße

Written by Justin Künzel, Florian Völker, 2019-01-22. Permalink

Original news (2018-08-24): Unfortunately our new user administration system Pycroft still has missing functions. Currently, the traffic credit is not increased by the expected daily 10GiB.
Your credit will continue to decrease!
Therefore we don't block any members at the moment.

We are already working on correcting the error and ask for your understanding!
If you want to help us and become active at AGDSN, this might be interesting for you.

Update (2018-12-04): The error is still present. We will inform you as soon as it is solved.

Update (2019-01-22): Due to the abolishment of the traffic limit the missing feature is no longer relevant.

Upcoming network outage at Wundtstraße 5

Wundtstraße 5

Written by Marcel Beyer, 2018-12-18. Permalink

On Saturday and Sunday, the 5th and 6th of January, we will renew a network rack at Wundtstraße 5.

This will cause network outages in floors 1 to 5 starting at around 10 a.m.

If you still experience problems the next Monday, please use our contact form to notify us.

No office hours over the holiday break

All student houses

Written by Gerrit Hinz, Vincent Knyrim, 2018-12-13. Permalink

Beginning with the 2018-12-21 there will be no office hours until 2019-01-06. The AG DSN takes a break for the holidays.

If there are emergencies, you can still contact us via email. You find the contact form over here.

The AG DSN wishes you merry holidays and a happy new year. We look forward to the next successful year with you.

Upcoming network outage at Budapester Straße

Budapester Straße

Written by Jakob Müller, 2018-11-25. Permalink

On Sunday, 2018-12-02, we will renew the network cabling in the dormitories Budapester Straße 22 & 24.

This will cause network outages starting at around 10 a.m.

If you still experience problems the next day, please use our contact form to notify us.

Update (2018-12-04 13:45): Occasionally, it still came to failures today, but these should now be resolved.

Network outage Gutzkowstraße & Reichenbachstraße

Gutzkowstraße & Reichenbachstraße

Written by Justin Künzel, 2018-11-22. Permalink

Currently, we noticed a network outage in Gutzkowstraße & Reichenbachstraße. We are already working on it.

Update (2018-11-22 00:39): We have solved the problem now. Everything should work again.

Announcement of General Assembly

All members

Written by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-11-21. Permalink

On 2018-12-05 at 7pm the next General Assembly of AG DSN will take place at Max-Kade-Foyer, Gutzkowstraße 29-33, 01069 Dresden.

The main topics will be a second supplementary budget for 2018 and the budget for 2019.

Members of AG DSN can find the full details and agenda in the invitation, but unfortunately only in German.