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Re: [Condor-users] Condor as seti@home

Do you see Condor being deployed in a seti@home/distributed.net way? I mean,
desktop computers in the wild connecting back to a central server.

SETI@home lets you run a single program on a computer. Condor lets you run any program you want on a computer.

Granted, you can set it up so that Condor will run jobs as the nobody user (on Unix--there's something similar on Windows), so they are relatively safe. But as a random user in the world, why would I trust you to run any program you want on my computer?

It is easier to gain trust in a specific community rather than in entire world.