Re: Spyserver users #spyserver


Hi Gary,

Pseudo-legal arguments aside, I personally agree it 'would be nice' for the server operator to see some data on how popular it is - always nice to feel wanted. This has been asked for before by me and others, to no avail sadly.

I'm not sure if any server 'brands' / apps do this.

One could argue visiting a server online is much the same as visiting any online site, and any privacy concerns could be easily handled in much the same way.


On 17/09/2019 15:52, Gary wrote:

The users IP address is already shown when they connect……I’m more interested as to what they are listening to….idle curiosity on my part….since I run my spyserver over night.


Gary, W5GGH



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From: Dave GW4GTE
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [airspy] Spyserver users #spyserver


"Should"?  Why should they?

And why specifically via

I would contend that anyone choosing, of their own volition, to run a public server (be they a licensed ham or otherwise) as a contractless, free service to users, is free to choose whether they identify themselves to a degree that makes them contactable and has no requirement to meet any supposed service level.


If the server was a paid for service then the means by which a server operator could be contacted would be laid out in the contract, and if a user objected to the contract terms they would be free to look elsewhere.


The other related topic on identifying users by IP address opens a can of worms in relation to data protection. If the software makes no decision based on IP address then it would be difficult for a server operator to defend the obtaining of user's IP addresses (or other information) merely on a need to know argument. Just idle curiosity ("I would just like to know who is on and when"etc.) would be no defence.




On 17/09/2019 14:36, KD2OM wrote:

The SpyServers that are run by hams should be able to be contacted using to find an email address.
Steve KD2OM


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