[Freedombox-discuss] DHTs and Names
fiftyfour at waldevin.com
Fri Sep 2 08:15:22 UTC 2011
> For example (this is a hand-wavy sketch, not a concrete proposal):
> 0) a freedombox could be known by the fingerprint of its
> public key (non-human-readable, OpenPGP or some other
> fingerprinting standard)
Agree. A couple of months ago I wouldn't have understood this sentence\0/
> 1) the freedombox itself could publish its own routing
> information (DNS records? something else?), signed by its
> own public key so that it is clear (and verifiable) how to
> reach the machine at the moment.
Same as 0.
> 2) individual users could choose to publish (some of) their
> petname bindings in a way that is cryptographically
> verifiable, thereby creating third-party introductions with
> human-readable names.
My understanding of this sentence is that you are effectively sharing your
address book with a friend (third party). This sounds like a Facebook
Friends list, which clicking on one of those friends links takes you to an
I do want to understand the problem, but I can't see the problem. What is it
that I don't see?
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