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Re: [GNUnet-developers] gnunet-publish --disable-creation-time

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] gnunet-publish --disable-creation-time
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2019 02:02:20 +0100
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On 3/3/19 10:00 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> Naomi Phillips transcribed 799 bytes:
>> Might it be a good idea to make --disable-creation-time the default in
>> gnunet-publish? If multiple people publish the same directory (e.g. by
>> downloading and republishing), unless each one of them is careful to
>> --disable-creation-time it will create multiple identical directories
>> with different chks. This creates a mess of identical results in any
>> keywords they share, as well as creates guesswork regarding which
>> result(s) are usable should any of them become unavailable. As far as I
>> can tell, it seems like making --disable-creation-time the default would
>> have significant advantages with negligible drawbacks.
>> -- 
>> Naomi Phillips

Yes, very good point. Our default should (almost) always be the safest /
least information-leaky option, so I've now changed this in commit

> This would not affect updates as in "this version is newer than
> the old one", right?


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