Monday, March 19, 2012

The Pirate Sky

One of the technical things we always optimize is where to put our front machines. They are the ones that re-direct your traffic to a secret location. We have now decided to try to build something extraordinary.

With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we're going to experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air. This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order to shut down the system. A real act of war.

We're just starting so we haven't figured everything out yet. But we can't limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore. These Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. For the proxy system we're building, that's more than enough.
Posted Y-day 20:34 by MrSpock

This is a purdy cool idea imho.  Albeit a little (seemingly) far-fetched.  I'm no expert, but... Ignoring the engineering and monetary hurdles they would still need to find a country that would allow them to carry out this experiment.  I'm thinking they should do this in a former Soviet Bloc country, possibly even Russia.  That way if the US actually did take down the servers they would be forced to do it over Russia.  A massive shit storm would ensue...  I'm just a mere dreamer though.  I doubt that would ever happen.  Still, I can dream. 

Anyway, it would be fucking brilliant if they pulled this off though.  I hope they succeed, because if they do it could possibly serve as a precedent for other torrent and P2P providers to launch their servers into low orbit as well.  If that happens it would in effect take the "war on piracy" to a (literal) new level, the ground to the sky.  Similar to how WWI started a new era of warfare by introducing the use of aircraft in war and took warfare to the skies for the first time, this could potentially do the same for the war on piracy.  I say, bring it on.

No comments:

Post a Comment