Subject: Re: SETI stuph
To: Mason Loring Bliss <>
From: Eric Fox <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 07/14/1999 06:12:58
On Wed, 14 Jul 1999, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:

> 1) Does anyone have source? Can someone make an i386/ELF client for folks
> who aren't running AOUT compatibility? (Maybe a statically-linked version
> that's not ELF would suffice, but that would seem to be as much effort as
> doing an ELF version.)

The source is not publicly available.  Since this is generally a science
experiment, they want to maintain control on how the data is processed.
However, their unix client page has the following statement on it:

  If you would like a version of SETI@home for platforms other than those
  listed here, or if you could compile SETI@home for such a platform,
  please mail us.

and provides a link for mailing to  

> 2) How can we get them to provide a link to, as they're doing
> for other OSes?

Last week, I made couple requests for this myself.  The problem is, there
really isn't an easy way to contact the Seti@Home crew.  I've sent mail to
the three addresses I was able to find on their web pages: <Dr David Anderson, Project Director> <Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist>

as well as utilizing the Problem Report form at the bottom of their
"Problems and Help" page:

But since there's not and address for a webmaster or someone responsible
for maintaining the pages, I suspect it may take some time before they get
around to making any changes.

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