links for 2009-8-30: More on HTML5; AnyShell.net

  • HTML5 Starts Looking Real - The "Why Openness Matters" section is spot on:
    • "If proprietary technologies and browser plug-ins were required for every site, the Web couldn't run as it does today, nor would the Web be as successful as it has been."
  • AnyShell.net - Interesting service.  Certainly doesn't appear to have the ability to scale or do full hosting/cloud, but still a convenient way to get access to other platforms and operating systems.

Comments:

AnyShell.Net seems to be a big fan of SUNW. They had three servers running [Open]Solaris....

Posted by guest on August 30, 2009 at 05:41 PM PDT #

This service looks amazing. However, as it is brand new, I am wondering if it is real. Can anybody tell if it is a scam or a real service?

Posted by Marc-Andre Moreau on September 01, 2009 at 05:50 AM PDT #

Somehow I appear to be getting attempted spam from someone claiming to be anyshell@anyshell.net (sent from a machine claiming to be web.unix-center.net but with an IP address that matches anyshell.net).

Fortunately they're incompetent to have valid rDNS so my anti-spam rules are blocking it.

BUT... the address they're sending to has ONLY been used to register at sun.com and opensolaris.org. It's never been used to send email.

Either sun.com or opensolaris.org has leaked :-(

Posted by Stephen Harris on September 04, 2009 at 09:30 PM PDT #

@Stephen
I got spammed today by anyshell.net. I've only used the email address in question to register with a few sites ever, one of them being sun.com (never used opensolaris.org).

It sounds to me like sun.com's list of users has been hacked!

Posted by guest on September 09, 2009 at 05:41 PM PDT #

This site appears to be in China. There are also no people's names associated with this, or a company of any kind. It is someone's pipedream who happens to have a few machines sitting around.

It seems to me like a scam. You upload your source code there, and what is to stop them from stealing it on the spot. No reasonable business model includes unlimited shell account usage for life for $100. Either they don't plan to be around long, or they expect to piss you off soon so yo will just go away and forget the $100.

This could be a form of cyberterrorism. It appears innocent enough but there are so many unanswered questions.

There is no support email or phone number so if you have problems or questions, it is not clear that you will receive any answers.

Honest open source developers can get all this for free at sourceforge.

I am skeptical.

Posted by Douglas Goodall on September 09, 2009 at 08:43 PM PDT #

Unix-Center.net provides free shell accounts to developers in china.. I think AnyShell people are attempting to collect money and pass the clients through to the free services provided by unix-center. Very slimy if that is what is going on

Posted by Douglas Goodall on September 09, 2009 at 08:57 PM PDT #

Sun has had a data breach, there's no other explanation, since the address I used to register was only used at Sun.

Since they have substantial operations in California, are they going to notify everybody affected?

Posted by TheyLost OurData on September 12, 2009 at 07:31 AM PDT #

Same here, I got spammed by AnyShell to an address that I've only supplied to store.sun.com.

I emailed abuse@sun but haven't heard anything back.

Posted by bob on September 22, 2009 at 04:08 AM PDT #

The issue some have reported about spam has been reported to privacy@sun.com

Posted by Kevin Schmidt on September 23, 2009 at 08:40 AM PDT #

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