These are chat archives for Nithmr/ProxyHelper

24th
Jun 2016
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 10:11
@clearnote01 Dude you there?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:14
Yeah yeah. ??
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:15
I had a great opportunity for you.
Are you familiar with a site we are building for freshers?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:20
Yeah, i hv heard of it... but I don't much about it. why though?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:21
Ok then if you have the time now browse through some articles at http://guide.wona.co.in/
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:22
checking it out : )
Don't Panic written in big plain letters, I already love it :D
Okay, so it's hitchiker's guide, nice, awesome
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:24
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:26
I would love everything which is influenced by Douglas Adams ;)
I assume, we are trying here to have a site similar to this?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:27
Yes absolutely.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:27
will this be only for design inspiration or the guide nature of the site as well?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:27
pretty much everything.
Did you read the articles above?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:29
Yeah, i got the gist at least. They adapted Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy to a Freshman's guide, which is awesome
So what's the current state of project : )
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:31
If you read the article you would also get the style of writing.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:31
i wd love to be a part of it, but my webD skills are laccking...
more like non-existing
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:32
The website is being developed mostly by @akshendra .
No need for that. The development part is being taken care of. I was hoping you might want to write an article on the internet conditions.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:33
about the ProxyHelper project ?
also, are we copy-pasting the texts, substituting whatever neccessary for site, or it is a re-write?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:35
Nothing about it, I was just hoping that you know so much about the internet conditions in NITH. If you could write a one page article describing it that would be awesome.
I have assigned the articles to some writers now how they do it is their personal choice.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:39
I would love to :3
Btw... how is site coming up?
is it hosted somewhere
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:39
NO not now
Tomorrow we will make the editor live so that people can post articles.
So now that you are interested in writing the article. I would like you to go through that website's aritcles in detail. They are some good articles in reference to DC++ and some internet related articles.
Just read them to get a idea of the style of writing we are expecting.
Then you can start writing your article.
Though you might have to do some research before writing the article.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:42
yepp fine with me. by when should I submit it?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:42
Contact Sagar Karira whenever you need something or maybe even @akshendra might be able to help you. These guys know a lot about the proxy, net ... in NITH
Somewhere around mid of next week.
But the research would take time.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:49
I love the writitng style(cause Douglas Adams is god, really: P) but don't you think it will alienate the majority of freshers in our college?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:49
How ?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:49
I mean, in 1st year, we had so many students from hindi medium
and they had trouble follwing the lecturers
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:50
Oh yes about that, I have asked the writer to keep the language simple.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:50
and this with kind of english...
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:50
I also had the same concern
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:50
yeah okay, great
in fact it would be better if there were some hindi articles too
if you could arrange that somehow : P
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:51
We can't do that, the hindi club article, abhuyday one and prayas are going to be in hindi only.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 11:53
well it would also kinda break the uniformity of it, so yeah... fine.
bte i hv to congratulate you it's an awesome project. @Akarshit
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 11:56
haha I am actually doing kind of nothing in this.
Ok I will also send you the list of topics that we have finalized for the website.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:04
nah, still you are organising, i wd hv assumed English Club already had something like, bt they didn't have (x_x)
yeah, ill check them out
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:09
We are planning to give the website to english club for maintainence
Should i assign you the Internet article?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:13
Yeah, I think I can manage it. Btw, I couldn't find anything related to internet in the guide, can you link me again?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:13
OK I will send you things I could find right now.

From campus dictionary - Net

(n.)A worldwide interconnection of computer networks which can be exploited for exchange of information, to boost businesses, improve academics or build scalable products to improve the lives of millions. Sadly reduced to a tool for stalking your crushes or salivating over cute kitten videos on youtube.

“Bhai bahaut bore ho raha hu. (sad smiley)” “Net down hai kya be?’

Bhajans

(n.)A class of folders found on DC++ containing educational videos which students watch, sometimes night-long. Available on a wide variety of subjects (read: categories) and are largely taste-dependent. It is highly recommended that you download and keep a few for on your hard disk, just in case the prof. announces a surprise quiz.

“Saale, teen baj gaye aur to soya nahi?! What’s up?” “Kuch khaas nahi. Bas bhajan sun raha tha bhai. (poker face)”

DC++

(n.) Remember back when we told you that the Cinema Club is what stands between students and mass- suicides in IIT-R? Guess what- we were lying. Actually they do, to a certain extent. But the major responsibility for this stands on the shoulders of the geeks who have built this life-saving tool. Designed to share files, documents and videos of all sort, DC++ comes in handy when downloading complete seasons of Prison Break at ultra-fast speeds.

“Bhai DC++ ni hota toh mera kya hota!”

From clubs ->
SDSLabs

SDSLabs is perhaps one of the most iconic groups of IITR. Its initiation in 2010 acted as a symbol of hope for the geek community who were tired of being branded as uncool nerds and banished from the happening places in the campus. SDSLabs is the group that manages SDS, an open for all hobbies club section. SDS also includes various other sub-sections like Mobile Developement Group, Linux User Group and PAG. There’s however a dispute over the origin of SDSLabs. Some say it that it was established the same time as that of AT&T’s Bell Labs and helped in the development of Unix. We don’t believe them, as after all, Unix was made by God himself. Apart from releasing the much popular JEE counselling results on the internet, members of this section are responsible for the following activities:

a) Winning arbitrary coding competitions and making the most media friendly stories for IITR (unlike the ones involving youtube clips and makeup products).

b) Developing really cool apps like Muzi, Study Portal and Filepanda and rendering life-saving services of DC++. (check them out on: https://sdslabs.co/)
PAG

Programming and Algorithm Group is yet another extension of SDS. After Cricket, CS, DOTA and Ludo, Competitive Algorithmic Coding is one of the most famous sports of IITR. The International Collegiate Programming Contest organised by ACM society (ACM -ICPC) is an international coding competition. It acts as a qualifier for the Inter Galactic reality show called ‘So You Think You Can Code?’, organized on planet Betelgeuse 7. Apart from being active on such inter- galactic platforms, PAG frequently organizes coding lectures and contests for lesser beings too. A typical member of PAG looks like an ordinary humanoid with unusually high activity in the cerebral cortex of brain. We don’t know what that is but it makes the person in question extremely smart and totally unfit for social gatherings and parties.

Though these are not largely related to internet, but you will get a idea what to write.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:20
No i don't actually... i have to be technical - internet in KBH or just spoof : P
I think it should have info of ProxyHelper
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:21
Don't be so much technical that the fresher's don't get you.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:21
and the harsh reality of Net in NITH
: P
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:21
It will have the link of ProxyHelper for sure.
and yes we have to say the harsh rality of NITH
but in a funny manner.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:22
well.. most won't linux too, at in the 1st sem... so it won't be that helpful
but there should be a link anyway : P
yeah, i think i get : )
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:22
Cool then assigning you the article right now.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:22
Yeah, cool
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:23
send me your whatsapp no. have to add you in the group.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:23
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btw... i was thinking, is it possible to host the site on nith server? so people can see through just lan?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:26
It will be hosted there only.
But that is something I was planning to change.
May be for now hosting on NITH server is fine.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:27
Why change?
Also, did you see the projects of SDS Labs : )
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:28
Will tell you later.
No
are those any good ?
BRB
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 12:28
yeah they are awesome...
i mean we could use a campus omeagle... or lan book search
hosted on campus network
also, if you host a site on nith we can access it by 172.*.(something, something) right?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:39
OK will have a look when time permits.
yes we can access it like that way. or glug.nith.ac.in/.......
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 12:45
the lan search is really good. Will definitely start a project on that sometime.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 13:38
lan search would be... insane, really. Though i'm curious how it could be implemented. I don't hv much idea of how file sharing works in our campus. i wd love if you could link me to some resources regarding that : )
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 16:07
I have some ideas for that
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 16:17
can you explain it, it's alien to me? Also, I would love to be part of "indexing the lan" project, whenever it happens
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 16:51
Something on the lines of using netscan to get the IP of systems connected via LAN then using either a library or samba to reach all the system and searching in all the folders there. Then either showing the files or opening them in nautilus
Lan search would be our next project.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 17:48
Awesome. Btw, I was reading about DC++ and I am kind of confused over what it has over the traditional lan sharing?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 18:36
i have no idea of DC++
Tell me the same if you come to know.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 19:27
I read a few posts on Quora, I couldn't find its exact benfit over what we have. The working is pretty simple however, one computer serves as server which manages all the connected computer's shared files. Clients need to have DC++ installed, they connect with ip of the computer which is acting as server and they can browse through the shared folder, and share file themselves
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 19:28
Hmm nothing out of the box really.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 19:28
However, I'll look into it more. Most of the other NIT's and IIT's use and I think there should be a benifit.
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 19:28
BITS too
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 19:28
But they seem to refer it like, it's the only way to share on lan, idk : P
btw, how does lan share work here at NIT? is there a server here that act like a server does in DC++ n/w
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 24 2016 19:30
I don't know much about that. Sagar will definitely know.
You should talk to him he might have some ideas for you.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 24 2016 20:24
: )