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Re: [GNUnet-developers] [GSoC] GNUnet binary distribution system

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] [GSoC] GNUnet binary distribution system
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:35:11 -0400
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Pierre-Antoine Rault <address@hidden> writes:

> On 10/03/2014 22:09, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> The initial discussion [0] left open the question of where
>> binaries themselves should be stored.  A possibility would be to
>> use GNUnet’s DHT simply as a discovery mechanism, and then to
>> establish a connection directly to the user’s machine, which would
>> run, say, an HTTP server.
> That's what I had in mind. Now, considered the post [2] by Christian
> Grothoff, we might consider using either an HTTP server for
> performance or GNUnet's MESH for anonymity (and security). We should
> balance needs and ease of implementation.
> [2]

FWIW, I think it might be worthwhile to support BitTorrent magnet links
as well, as a middle ground between these two extremes.  Most users will
not be able to host binaries via HTTP; even if they have a server, the
bandwidth requirements are hard to predict and likely to be too high.


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