What about using twitter to propagate?

On Sep 16, 2012 8:03 AM, "Yaroslav Halchenko" <lists@onerussian.com> wrote:

On Wed, 12 Sep 2012, Martin Haug wrote:
> I'm  doing a 6-month Internship starting on 1.3.2013. In this i will
> develop a Project of my own. I now have to submit a proposal for the
> Project.
> I don't have a good Idea yet, but it would be nice, if I could work with
> an interesting Open Source Project, so my Question is if you have some
> Feature on your Wishlist witch you always wanted but nobody implements
> it and which is suitable for a 6-month internship.

There is plenty of little wishlist items not worth 6 month:

but a big one could be

- development of a decentralized secure "web of trusted bans" for fail2ban

  there are centralized 'abuser collection' services which could be subscribed
to provide a current list of abusers... but such solution is imho fragile for
various reasons.  What if there was a 'web of trust' similar to the one in GPG
world, where I could configure my fail2ban instances to trust each other about
bans they perform.  And then may be also share the bans with other direct
friends/subscribers... configure on how far in such web of trust do you want to
go, etc.  This way it should be possible to

 + increase efficacy of fail2ban in preventing malicious attacks
 + have locality effect (react to attacks lunched to the corporate networks)
 + be less prone to possible DoS through injection of false positives into
   centralized systems of similar purposes
 + be robust due to decentralization

let me know what you think and then we could elaborate all this further

P.S. CCing directly this time to assure delivery, but in general let's
keep only the list in addressees

Yaroslav O. Halchenko
Postdoctoral Fellow,   Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College, 419 Moore Hall, Hinman Box 6207, Hanover, NH 03755
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