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Re: plz is there a roadmap for a more resilient substitutes infrastructu

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: plz is there a roadmap for a more resilient substitutes infrastructure?
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 23:51:20 +0100
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We could easily distribute nar files over distributed networks (IPFS, 
bittorrent, …) but we still need a "canonical source" that builds these 
packages, otherwise how do you know what you are looking for? Don't we always 
need some sort of central authority?

Le 2 novembre 2018 22:04:51 GMT+01:00, Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> a écrit :
>On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 01:16:03PM +0100, Giovanni Biscuolo wrote:
>> please is there a roadmap in GNU and/or Guix devel team to address
>> problems?
>I think it would be a good idea to create a more distributed approach
>for creating and finding substitutes. A simple name service would
>help. We could even use IPFS or something to fetch nar files - IPFS
>comes with a name service. That way anyone building a substitute could
>push it to IPFS and expose it to the rest of the world. Since IPFS is
>content-addressable we can prevent injections. Any change to the file
>would change its location. So the address + NAR hash is safe. And no
>key setting required.
>Does away with the dependency on just a few machines. Maintaining
>machines is a pain. Why not distribute the effort? I am happy to build
>some stuff and put it out there - in fact I already run my own
>substitute server, but it has only the substitutes I need. If we all
>do that we can bundle resources together. Guix can easily support
>If someone wants to think this through and can write a prototype it
>would make a great talk at FOSDEM. We can also discuss it at Guix

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