Reminder: Membership Contribution
All membersWritten by Vincent Knyrim, 2019-05-04. Permalink
Please remember the payment of your membership contribution (currently 5€ per month).
You can also pay for several months at once (30€ per semester).
All those who haven not yet transferred the contribution for April (was due on 2019-04-30) are kindly asked to catch up soon.
After 2019-05-14, tardy members may be excluded from all services.
You can find the payment details here.
Office hours during the holidays
All student housesWritten by Gerrit Hinz, 2019-04-07. Permalink
There will be no support hours on Thursday 18th April and Easter Monday 22nd April.
You can still contact us via the contact form.
Downtime Hochschulstraße 50 3.4.2019
Hochschulstraße 50Written by Julian Fölsch, 2019-04-04. Permalink
Caused by storage problems, the network at Hochschulstraße 50 was partially down yesterday. These issues are fixed now. If you still have issues, do not hesitate to contact us.
Downtime MaxwellWritten by Julian Fölsch, 2019-04-02. Permalink
Due to a potential compromisation of Maxwell, the system won't be available the next few days. Maxwell is responsible for delivering ftp.agdsn.de. If you have downloaded files from there since 18:00, it may be possible, that they have been altered in harmful ways. Please note, that most packages for Linux distributions are signed and therefore should be safe. We will try to get Maxwell running again as soon as possible by applying a backup.
Network outage Wundtstraße 11
Wundtstraße 11Written by Jakob Müller, 2019-04-02. Permalink
Yesterday (2019-04-01) there was a breakdown of the network in floors 1 to 7 in Wundtstraße 11 in the evening (about 21:00 - 23:45). The reason for this was a hardware defect on a network device in the building.
At around 23:30, the defective part was replaced by us, which resolved the problem.
Announcement of General Assembly
All membersWritten 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-StraßeWritten 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 membersWritten by Vorstand, 2019-03-18. Permalink
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.
Algorithms can poorly detect the difference between allowed media, such as satire and quotes, which will lead to unlawful blocking.
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.
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 .
Results of our general assembly
All membersWritten by Willi Meißner, 2019-02-26. Permalink
The complete minutes can be found here (login needed), unfortunately both are only available in German.
Abolishment of traffic limit
All membersWritten 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 HochschulstraßeWritten 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.