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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.
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"Should"? Why should they?
And why specifically via QRZ.com?
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 QRZ.com to find an email address.