[CrackMonkey] Re: freenet debian
M. Drew Streib
dtype at dtype.org
Wed Nov 8 19:14:14 PST 2000
On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 07:00:37PM -0800, Monkey Master wrote:
> Actually, there's nothing in the freenet spec that prevents a
> server from forcefully retaining a static set of data, right? Perhaps
> a gateway would be the way to break the freenet philosophy.
Are you saying breaking the philosophy is good, bad, or neither?
There are always tradeoffs... forced static data would help stabilize
a directory structure, but would certainly not be anonymous (not
a concern for Debian, however) and would not gain the benefits
of only storing the most popular data. On the other hand, with
enough disk space, maybe it isn't a concern.
You don't really lose the reliability factor because the structure
would still be proppogated to other nodes, for whom the data would
appear as any other...
For non-anonymous data, this does seem like it would solve a couple
M. Drew Streib <dtype at dtype.org>, http://dtype.org
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