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[GNUnet-SVN] r2388 - GNUnet/contrib
[GNUnet-SVN] r2388 - GNUnet/contrib
Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:38:27 -0800 (PST)
Date: 2005-12-23 13:38:26 -0800 (Fri, 23 Dec 2005)
New Revision: 2388
--- GNUnet/contrib/config-daemon.in 2005-12-23 21:14:33 UTC (rev 2387)
+++ GNUnet/contrib/config-daemon.in 2005-12-23 21:38:26 UTC (rev 2388)
@@ -174,22 +174,73 @@
Whenever this option is changed, you MUST run gnunet-update.
Currently, the available applications are:
- advertising: always load this one
- getoption: probably a good idea, too!
- stats: statistics - for gnunet-stats
+ advertising: tell peers about peers
+ This module will advertise your peer to other peers.
+ Without it, your peer will not participate in
+ informing peers about other peers. You should
+ always load this module.
+ getoption: configuration
+ This module allows clients to query gnunetd about
+ the values of various configuration options. Many
+ tools need this. You should always load this module.
+ stats: statistics
+ This module allows tools like gnunet-stats
+ and gnunet-gtk to query gnunetd about various
+ statistics. This information is usually quite
+ useful to diagnose errors, hence it is recommended
+ that you load this module.
traffic: traffic analysis
+ This module keeps track of how many messages of
+ which type and size were recently received and
+ transmitted. This information can then be used
+ by your peer to establish how much cover traffic
+ is currently available. The amount of cover
+ traffic becomes important if you want to make
+ anonymous requests with an anonymity level that
+ is greater than one. This module does not add
+ support for any new peer-to-peer messages itself.
+ It is recommended that you always load this module,
+ unless you are really short on memory and are
+ certain that you do not require good anonymity.
fs: file sharing
- chat: broadcast chat (demo-application, ALPHA quality, at best)
+ The file sharing module is needed for downloading
+ files, for caching content within the network and
+ for being the source of content. At this point,
+ pretty much everybody should load this module.
+ chat: broadcast chat (demo-application, ALPHA quality)
+ If this module is loaded, you can run gnunet-chat
+ (text-mode only) to chat with other GNUnet users.
+ However, there are no channels and no list of users
+ on-line, the code simply broadcasts your messages.
tbench: benchmark tool for transport performance
- tracekit: GNUnet topology visualization toolkit
+ If two peers load this module and establish a direct
+ connection, the gnunet-tbench tool can be used to
+ measure the quality of the connection between the
+ two peers. Useful mostly for testing new transports.
+ tracekit: topology visualization toolkit
+ Peers that load this module can be queried for their
+ active connections (in fact, this is transitive for
+ all peers that load this module). Using the
+ gnunet-tracekit tool it is possible to create a
+ picture of the network topology. Note that the
+ picture maybe incomplete since peers that do not
+ load the tracekit module will not respond to such
+ requests and thus cut off the trace. Also, some
+ peers may fail to respond within the specified
+ timeout. Note that while tracing the topology
+ maybe fun, loading tracekit may make it easier
+ for an adversary to compromise your anonymity.
- The chat, tbench and tracekit protocols are potential security
- and have been engineered for testing GNUnet or demonstrating how
+ Again, the chat, tbench and tracekit protocols are potential
+ risks and have been engineered for testing GNUnet or
GNUnet works. They should be used with caution.
- Using the fs tools for downloading may require the traffic
- to be loaded! Various GNUnet-tools depend on getoption.
+ In order to download or share files with GNUnet, you must load
+ fs module which in turn requires or recommends getoption, stats
+ and traffic.
+ Everybody should run advertising.
Default: APPLICATIONS = "advertising fs getoption stats traffic"
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