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Re: [GNUnet-developers] slocate

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] slocate
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 10:02:10 -0500
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On Monday 04 August 2003 02:28 pm, jan marco alkema wrote:
> I see I have 315622 files on my Linux server.
> There are less than 20 files I don't want to share with others, password
> files, ip table files, etc. I have < 5000 files which I only want to share
> with the AFS protocol. That are the java class files of KPN for example.
> For the rest of the files {(315622 - (10 + 5000) ) = 3151612 files} I have
> no problem to use the very fast "ftp method" for sharing these files with
> others on the Internet.

I absolutely agree with this point: for most files that people will want to 
share, AFS is the wrong choice since the cost of anonymity is just not worth 
it. And in fact, I hope to extend GNUnet in the future with an option where 
you can choose for both receiving and sharing files if you want to be 
anonymous or not. There is actually a Mantis bug which naturally leads to 
this: it should be possible to specify the level of anonymity for each shared 
file. Naturally, a plausible choice could be "not anonymous at all", in which 
case GNUnet should switch to a more efficient routing mechanism. The same 
applies for searching and downloading.

But, again, this is a bit further down the road, don't expect this to happen 
this year :-).

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