[darcs-users] Freenet clone (was Re: need to jump in with both feet)
Timothy_BARBOUR at rta.nsw.gov.au
Wed May 26 00:00:17 UTC 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Roundy [mailto:droundy at abridgegame.org]
> For a while I looked into adding support for a P2P protocol to darcs.
> Interestingly, one of the biggest problems was that most P2P systems seem
> to be designed only to work via a "browsing" interface.
> For security in a real P2P system, you'd want a system like sfs
> (http://www.fs.net/sfswww/) where the public key (or a hash thereof) of a
> server (or content provider rather, in the case of a P2P system) is
> included in the URL. This (along with the appropriate infrastructure)
> would keep people other than the author from adding content to that
> namespace. Gnunet has something like this, but it doesn't seem to be
> Bittorrent could actually work with darcs, but it seems awfully
> to set up. In this case, signing isn't needed, as there is a central
> server, which gives out hashes to the clients. The catch is that because
> there is a central server, bittorrent would most likely be terribly
> inefficient--you're probably almost better off with a simple http server,
> at least for a typical darcs repo in which most patches are reasonably
> small. Generally large repos just have more patches than smaller
> repos, rather than larger patches.
> Freenet looks like it would be useful, but alas is written in java and
> requires Sun's proprietary jvm.
I am also interested in this, since I run my own server, with limited
bandwidth. I would like to use Freenet to avoid scalability problems.
Entropy is a Freenet clone, written in C :
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