XeroBank 2.0 BETA

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  1. SteveTX

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    The XeroBank 2.0 network is ready and rocking. We are opening up an invitation system to let people try out the network to give us feedback before public release.

    You can sign up from the xerobank.com homepage.
     
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    I cannot get through too.
     
  4. fuzzylogic

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    looks like alot have jumped on board and crushed the page or there's been a link issue.
     
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    Working now. Now I'm waiting... :D
     
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    Any good news?
     
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    Not yet invited :(
     
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    Same here. :(

    May be all slots are occupied.
     
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    All slots ARE occupied. We got slammed as soon as we opened the doors. BUT, not to worry, we are turning over the slots quickly. :)
     
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    I have some problems with XeroBank 2.0 Beta. I already send email to XeroBank Admin account.
     
  11. fuzzylogic

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    so how is the beta going? it seems that xerobank is very silent at the moment and some news would be good.
     
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    Never fear. We have been asked to be silent. But luckily I haven't been asked to be silent about being silent.
     
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    I have invite but sadly VPN doesn't work. I send all information with email but zero answers.
     
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    well if you can't say how the beta is going i'm sure you not letting the cat out of the bag if you said when the beta was ending? (gives a good idea about how long until the xerobank 2.0 is fully operational)
     
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    mike, I think the Netherlands node test has ended. I'll put your name in again for the next round which should be somewhere in North America I think.
     
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    Okay. That never worked so of course I like to test that again.
     
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    Netherlands is test is now complete. Sorry to
    those that got issued credentials as the test
    finished. We'll get you reloaded into US / Canada tests.

    I'm informed the US and Canada nodes are
    online and should be open for testing tomorrow
    concurrently. Next up should be Switzerland
    and UK.

    Regards,
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    Round 2 is done. Round 3 is up.

    This round of nodes is: Netherlands, Canada, and Best Effort.
    Round 3 has only gone to current xB customers, part 2 will go out to 100 more xb customers, and 100 non-customers. Gmail addressed folks are noting that they didn't get their files, I think gmail is stripping all .zip files.

    On a personal test, i got 7,600 kbps on the Canada node. Not too shabby. Can't wait for switzerland and germany nodes.
     
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    Why does it take weeks to setup a few servers for this service? As a potential customer, this would make me very concerned about both the management and administration of the network. Is there something exceptionally complicated about deploying a server and starting the necessary apps on it?

    Perhaps there is a legitimate reason, but this seems extraordinarily slow.
     
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    JohnSmith,

    Servers are a serious business, as is routing and security thereof. Let's say that an entry node into the network takes about 40 hours to build a custom image. Routing another 10 hours, as routes need to be symmetrically designed. Heh. Rest assured this isn't just a bunch of cheap tor or ssh tunnels. This is really complex custom fabricated stuff.

    But I think the big issues is the network accounting backend. This, truly, is like nothing you've ever seen before. When we release a whitepaper on it, it will just blow you away: Every account has usage tokens, when the user connects to our network, we perform lookups on the cname, request usage tokens from the backend, and start metering the service out on an unlimited throughput but token-limited basis for the session. Accounting is performed every x seconds, and equivalent usage tokens are deducted from the access account.

    Think of the xerobank 2.0 network like a toll-road, where each account gets a "tolltag" with +75 GB of tokens every month, now do accounting for unlimited concurrent connections, and now imagine using asymmetric encryption and blinding techniques to keep it all anonymous.

    But that is just the networking backend and doesn't describe the middleware or frontend operations that hook it all up to the software for automation.
     
  21. MikeNAS

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    This is totally awesome. Everything working fine. Now I can use all my connections secured with FULL speed (of course). Not a single slowdown :D

    -MikeNAS

    PS. Soon you have a new customer ;)

    EDIT: And thanks for the round 3 :cool:
     
  22. SteveTX

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    Mike, what were your results?
     
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    As I said. Totally awesome. Everything working. It's so easy to setup and best of all no slowdowns.

    10 of 10
     
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    Heh, thanks Mike. I mean did you do any speed tests? We're interesting in global peering results especially.
     
  25. MikeNAS

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    I have only 1M/1M connection and in all my test speed is maximum.
     
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