[Freedombox-discuss] What Do You want to use the FreedomBox for?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon May 28 10:35:18 UTC 2012

On 12-05-27 at 11:54pm, Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson wrote:
> A minor clarification... :-)
> On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> 
> wrote:
> > The approaches I can think of are:
> > a) pagekite et al, which would then become a central point of 
> >    attack/failure
> Yes and no. PageKite's "central point of failure" is by design the 
> exact same central point as that of the web itself: the DNS system.
> PageKite assumes that there are many different front-end relay servers 
> available, and connections can move from one to another at any time. 
> So if one relay is taken down, the website is simply routed to another 
> one and DNS gets updated.  This works today.

If such rerouting happens automatic and decentralized, I agree that 
there is no single point of failure.

But if a website owner needs to explicitly pick a different pagekite 
tunneling provider if the previous one stops working, then I agree with 
Jonathan that pagekite becomes a central point of attack/failure.

So how do rerouting happen?  How is it assured that rerouting mechanisms 
cannot be abused for hijacking?

 - Jonas

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