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Tommaso Tozzi on Sat, 30 Dec 95 17:09 MET


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A PROJECT AND AN ACTION


A PROJECT AND AN ACTION:

A CIVIC NETWORK
A NET STRIKE

by Strano Network


CIVIC NETWORK PROJECT

The following project consists of the technical aspect of the Civic Network 
of Florence presented to the municpal 
government by the Telematic Council of the Metropolitan Area of Florence.
The project (originally designed by Strano Network) is made by a theoric 
part (already presented at the Metaforum II 
of Budapest) and of a technical part.
The FirNet Telematic Council is a network coordinating more than 15 BBS of 
the metropolitan area of Florence (near 
the whole of the Florence'sBBS).
Such BBS are nodes of several no-profit telematics networks (Cybernet, 
Peacelink, European Counter Network, 
Fidonet, OneNet Italia, Toscanet, Immagina) and some of them are sub-domain 
Internet (but only for e-mail pruposes...).
Virtual Town TV (the Strano Network's BBS) represent the host of FirNet.

Technical proposal.

The proposal of the Florence Civic Network divide itself in five server open 
24 hours.

1. Web Server 
2. First Class Server 
3. Fido like Server 
4. FTP Server
5. Nntp Server

Thanks to the RCF (Florence Civic Network) server it is possible to create 
an exchange node from Internet, the 
Municipal administration and the no profit BBS in the Florence area (amateur 
networks, associations etc.).
In this way may be possible to divulgate in Internet, in bidirectional way, 
the digital materials (the conferences, 
messages and files) of the Municipal administration and the BBS in the 
Florence metropolitan zone. So the RCF will 
distribute the Internet Newsgroups, the private Internet mail and all the 
digital material of the Municipal administration.
Moreover the RCF will collect in itself all the area files and the local 
conferences propose from the Florence's BBS.

For the realisation of this idea we propose the follow plane:

- WEB server (with on-line links) that contains:
        - Municipal administration area (with the digital materials)
        - Link area with associations and Florence civic institutions
        - BBS area. A self-management space where are present the BBS that want to 
participate to the project (with a 
size limit for everyone).
        - Internet information's area 
        - RCF information's area
        - Users area (users htlm page)
        - Technical information's area
        - Miscellaneous area (social and cultural topics)

- First Class Server on-line links + gateway) that contains:
        - Internet private mail
        - Municipal administration area (with the digital materials)
        - Link area with associations and Florence civic institutions
        - Messages and files area from national and international network 
(Cybernet, Toscanet, Peacelink, ECN, P-
Net, Fidonet, OneNet Italia, etc.)
        - Conferences and Newsgroups messages 
        - BBS area. A self-management space where are present the BBS that want to 
paparticipateo the project (with a 
size limit for everyone)
        - Internet informations area 
        - RCF informations area
        - Users area (messages and file area with the users on-line self management)
        - Technical information's area
        - Miscellaneous area (social and cultural topics)

Fido like server (only gateway) that contains:
        - Internet private mail
        - Municipal administration area (with the digital materials)
        - Messages area from associations and Florence civic institutions
        - Newsgroups messages area
        - Messages and files area from national and international network 
(Cybernet, Toscanet, Peacelink, ECN, P-
Net, Fidonet, OneNet Italia, etc....)
        - Local messages area
        - RCF information's area

FTP server (on-line links and gateway) that contains:
        - Files area from national and international network (Cybernet, Toscanet, 
Peacelink, ECN, P-Net, Fidonet, 
OneNet Italia, etc...)
        - Municipal administration area (with the digital materials)
        - Files area from associations and Florence civic institutions
        - Local files area
        - BBS area. A self-management space where are present the BBS that want to 
participate to the project (with a 
size limit for everyone)

NNTP server (on-line links at limited access) that contains:
        - Conferences and Internet Newsgroups messages

Hardware configuration:

        - Router Cisco 2500 series

        - PowerMac 7100/66, 32 Mb Ram, 2 Giga HD
        - Backup unity DAT 2 Giga
        - Ethernet cable
        - 1 (or more) modem (US Robotics 28.800 baud)
        - serial port card
        - 14" monitor

        - PC 486/dx2, 66 MHz, 16 Mb Ram, 2 Giga HD
        - Backup unity (DAT) 2 Giga
        - Ethernet card and cable
        - 14" monitor
        - 1 modem (US Robotics 28.800 baud)

Software configuration:

        - First Class 2.6 (no profit BBS licence, 2000 or more users, Windows and 
CLUI interface, serial card licence, 
gateway uucp licence)
        - TCP/IP module for First Class
        - Aeolus 1.2
        - Formula 1 1.8
        - Expressnet Fido/lite
        - Claris works 3.0 or Word

        - HTTPD (Cern)
        - Linux


Schema grafico:

(assente nella versione solo testo)


NET'STRIKE First hour

21-12-1995

from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (France time zone)

Enjoy the first global strike in Internet


Instructions:

- Spread this message everywhere
- a) In the date 21/12/1995, 6pm-7pm (day and hour change in relationship to 
the time zone, look at the list no. 2 at the 
bottom of the message), link to sites of French Government  (look at the 
list no. 1 or cut and copy the home page of the 
list no. 3);
b) reply said procedure several times for an hour by using intervals of few 
seconds.

A demonstration of 1000, 10.000, 100.000 netusers all together making part 
of a line crossing French Government's sites.
The result of this strike will be to stop for an hour network activities of 
French Government.

BOIKOTT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S INSTITUTIONS!.

French Goverment has shown a total contempt for French people, for 
international community, for common people who 
just would like to grow up their sons in a better world as it:
- goes on with nuclear experiments in Pacific Ocean's islands
- goes on with use of nuclear energy as mainly source of "civil" energy
- goes on with its projects of "social redrawing" without taking into 
account the enormous presence of people in recent 
demonstrations of protest against such kind of policy.

These are the reasons that drove us to to take off to french government (for 
a while...) some of the privileges that every 
powerful man involved in war-games and exploitation plans like very much: 
The access to the ever growing important 
new information media. The same privileges denied to all common people.
We will go on with our demonstrations with any means, using all 
technologies, always respecting the law. Those political 
fellows which do not take into any account people's needs will understand 
very soon the real power of new information 
technologies.

This is the first strike that we promote, in the future there will be other 
ons. If you want to get informations for next 
demonstrations and activities send a message to this address:


Strano.Network {AT} vttvnet. trident.nettuno.it

with subject: Net'Strike 
and as content of your message your Internet address


MASSIVE COMMUNICATIVE ATTACK
Strano Network 

=====================================================
LIST 1
*******

List of France government Internet Web sites:

Les services Web du Gouvernement Francais
http://www.adit.fr/GOUV/GOUV.html

Le Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres
http://www.france.diplomatie.fr/

Le Ministere de la Culture et de la Francophonie
http://web.culture.fr/

Le Ministere de l'Industrie
http://www.ensmp.fr:80/industrie/

Le Ministere de l'Education Nationale,
de l'Enseignement Superieur, de la Recherche
et de l'Insertion professionnelle
http://www.edutel.fr/

Le Ministere de l'Economie, des Finances
et du plan
http://www.tresor.finances.fr/oat/

Le Ministere de la Sante; publique
et de l'Assurance Maladie
http://www.sante.fr

Electricite de France
http://www.edf.fr/

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
http://www.nea.fr/

Le serveur WWW de l'Education Nationale
http://www.mesr.fr/

===================================================
LIST 2
*******

Day and hour of the strike:

Anchorage: from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. of 21-december-1995
Atene: from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Barcellona: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Belgrado: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Berlino: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Bruxells: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Copenaghen: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Montreal: from 0:00 to 1:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
New York: from 0:00 to 1:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Oslo: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Parigi: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Roma: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
San Francisco: from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. of 21-december-1995
San Paolo: from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Santiago: from 0:00 to 1:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Sidney: from 4:00 to 5:00 a.m. of 22-december-1995
Stoccolma: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Tokio: from 3:00 to 4:00 a.m. of 22-december-1995
Vienna: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995
Zurigo: from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. of 21-december-1995

===================================================
LIST 3
*******

Net'Strike home page (use to connect):
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<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>NET'STRIKE</TITLE>

<BODY>

<center>
<H1>NET'STRIKE first hour</H1>
<dt><H2>21-12-1995</H2>
<dt><H3>from 6 to 7 p.m. (france hour)</H3>

</CENTER>
<HR SIZE=5>

<li><H2><A HREF="http://www.adit.fr/GOUV/GOUV.html">Les services Web du 
Gouvernement 
Fran&ccedil;ais</A>
</H2>

<HR SIZE=5>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.france.diplomatie.fr/">Le Minist&egrave;re des 
Affaires Etrang&egrave;res</A></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://web.culture.fr/">Le Minist&egrave;re de la Culture 
et de la Francophonie</A></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.ensmp.fr:80/industrie/">Le Minist&egrave;re de 
l'Industrie</A></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.edutel.fr/">Le Minist&egrave;re de 
l'&Eacute;ducation Nationale, de l'Enseignement 
Sup&eacute;rieur, de la Recherche et de l'Insertion professionnelle</A><BR></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.tresor.finances.fr/oat/">Le Minist&egrave;re de 
l'Economie, des Finances et du 
plan</A></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.sante.fr">Le Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; 
publique et de l'Assurance 
Maladie</A></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.edf.fr/">Electricite de France</A></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.nea.fr/">OECD Nuclear Energy Agency</A></H3>

<li><H3><A href="http://www.mesr.fr/">Le serveur WWW de l'Education 
Nationale</A></H3>

<HR SIZE=5>

<center> Informations:
<ADDRESS><H2><a href=mailto:Strano.Network {AT} vttvnet.trident.nettuno.it>Strano 
Network  - Massive Comunicative 
Attack</a></H2></ADDRESS>
</center>

</BODY>
</HTML>

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NET'STRIKE ECHO

The first international Internet's strike has been developed in a good result !
It is not possible to know how many Internet's users were on-line but as 
there were many www french government 
servers listed in our strike's msg we think several thousands of Internet 
users have partecipated to the strike !
Strike effects were the above reported:
- 5.45 p.m. Quick access to fr servers;
- 6.00 p.m. first difficulties to access to fr servers;
- 6.15 p.m. it is not possible to access to the Health and to the 
Educational Ministers' www servers;
- 6.30 p.m. Also the servers of the Nuclear Agency, of the French Government 
and of the Indusrial Ministry decline the 
access;
- 6.45 p.m. The access to the servers of the National Education and of the 
Health Ministers is denied while the link with 
other fr servers meets several difficulties;
- 7.00 p.m. Only the link with the servers of the Educational and Health 
servers is denied while the functioning of the 
other servers is on standard level.
Apart from the "on-line" partecipation we have recorded the arrive of 
several msg of approval to the demonstration 
from all over the world.
The Italian press has shown attention to this kind of strike by publishing 
several articles (La Nazione, Unita', 
Repubblica while the left-wing newspaper Manifesto has not published any 
note on this demonstration!).
The strike has been "transmitted" by several Italian "radio" such as 
Controradio and Radio Popolare and other kinds of 
local and national information networks has spread news about the strike.
Our protest msg developed on 14.12.95 has been spread all over the world 
after few days showing:
- the interest of many people to counteract the French current policy on 
nuclear and social items;
- the willing to be involved in a NET'STRIKE;
- the existence of a world-wide movement able to counteract world-wide 
injustice;
- the capacity to develop a such kind of movement in a short time.
Finally we outline that:
- several users have not set browser preferences in such a way to really 
link with the server each time (cache memory 
at 0) and not with its own PC;
- it could be possible (for the next time) to build up software oriented to 
the specific goal to make an "electroni 
demonstration" at the internal of a www server.
As a result of this first net'strike's test we are sure that a strike 
organized at the internal of internet (with more days to 
organize the strike, specific software, specific instructions) can be a 
powerful media to counteract international injustice.
We are happy to see how the inter-activity offered by Internet has offered 
the opportunity to many people to stand-up 
on the electronic frontier not for business or for show goals but for social 
global demonstration!