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Re: [GNUnet-developers] INDEX-DIRECTORY [was 0.6.2 released]

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] INDEX-DIRECTORY [was 0.6.2 released]
Date: Sun, 2 May 2004 17:48:02 -0500
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On Sunday 02 May 2004 14:39, Benjamin Kay wrote:
> > > Do I have to move all of my indexed files to
> > > one directory and then include 'INDEX-DIRECTORY="/path/to/files"' under
> > > the AFS section of gnunet.conf?
> >
> > No, gnunet-check -u will do the appropriate thing: create links from
> > INDEX-DIRECTORY to the indexed files (wherever they are).
> Symlinks, not hard links, I assume. What, then, is the meaning of the
> directory pointed to by INDEX-DIRECTORY? Is this intended as a replacement
> for ~/data/afs/database.list?

Yes, symlinks.  It is not a replacement for the database.list, both are used.  
It is used for network transparency.  If you run gnunet-insert on a different 
machine than where you run gnunetd, the file has to be copied.  The 
destination directory where the copy is stored is the INDEX-DIRECTORY.


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