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Re: [GNUnet-developers] gnunet-go: Milestone #1 reached

From: Devan Carpenter
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] gnunet-go: Milestone #1 reached
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:53:34 -0700

Hello Bernd!

Bernd Fix transcribed 3.7K bytes:
> =========================================
> GNUnet-Go: Status report for Milestone #1
> =========================================
> I am happy to announce the completion of the first milestone for the
> GNUnet-Go project. The objective was to implement a simple
> GNUnet-compatible GNS service in Go that can do non-recursive resolution
> of names.

Thank you for all the work you've put into this. This is really
impressive to see, and I believe it's an important milestone not only
for the Go implementation, but for the whole GNUnet project as well.

> If you want to check out for yourself, here is how to do it on a Linux box:
> (1) A running GNUnet node:
> --------------------------
> Something all of you should have already...  ;) You should also have
> created a GNS zone with some names and records in it.
> (2) Install Go1.13 on you computer:
> -----------------------------------
> Either install a binary version at or compile
> from sources after cloning the Git repository
> Make sure the required environment
> variables are setup correctly (check with 'set | grep "^GO"' for
> meaningful settings).
> (3) Install required dependencies:
> ----------------------------------
>   $ go get -u
>   $ go get -u
>   $ go get -u
> (4) Clone the gnunet-go repository and compile:
> -----------------------------------------------
>   $ git clone
>   $ cd gnunet-go
>   $ ./
> (5) Run the gnunet-go-gns service:
> ----------------------------------
> * The executable 'gnunet-service-gns-go' is found in the bin/ folder;
> copy it anywhere you like - it does not have dependencies (statically
> linked).
> * Copy the file "<repo>/src/config/gnunet-config.json" to the folder you
> want to use as the working directory for the service. This is the config
> file for Go-based GNUnet services. You can look at it (it is very small
>  at the moment), but there should be no need to change something.
> * Start the service from the working directory; it will create a new
> socket 'gnunet-service-gns-go.sock' for message exchange (requests). The
> service will run as a foreground process and output log messages
> directly to the console (best to run it in a separate screen).
> * Create a small new GNUnet config file to tell GNUnet utilities which
> GNS socket to use; we want them to use our new socket. Easiest is to
> copy the existing gnunet.conf to gnunet-go.conf and add the following entry:
>  [gns]
>  UNIXPATH=/tmp/gnunet-system-runtime/gnunet-service-gns-go.sock
> Don't change the master gnunet.conf as it will for sure break your
> existing GNUnet node!
> * Do name resolution with the Go-based GNS service:
>   $ gnunet-gns -t ANY -u myname.myzone -c gnunet-go.conf

I built and ran the service and it worked as expected!

I used Go 1.12 by the way, and didn't experience any issues.

> The next milestone will handle recursive lookups.
> Cheers, Bernd.

Keep up the good work!


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