[Freedombox-discuss] Diaspora becoming a community project

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 4 18:45:12 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: Nick M. Daly <nick.m.daly at gmail.com>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>; freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] Diaspora becoming a community project
> Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> writes:
>>>  From: Leandro Noferini <lnoferin at cybervalley.org>
>>>  Yes, this is true but using hidden services is really different to use
>>>  the normal dns, so the word "hidden".
>>  No, the use of the word "hidden" is because you can host services 
> without
>>  revealing your identity.  Notice that this is another desired feature for 
> the 
>>  Freedombox from the message Nick posted.
>>>  For example, using a xmpp server placed on a hidden service makes you
>>>  unreachable from all the other using xmpp server on the internet with
>>>  dns as the 99,9% of the world users.
>>  Not being able to set up a server behind a NAT also makes you unreachable
>>  to 99.9% of the other users.
> I think this [0] is the page you're looking for.  Please help edit it.

I'm leery of doing that, because my initial edit would be to remove all the sections
that require the user to pay a third party in order to make the box "just work".  Mitch
Hedberg had a joke about how people giving out flyers on the street are basically
saying, "Here, _you_ throw this away."  IMO all of those solutions are basically saying
to the user, "Here, _you_ do the work of making this FBX decentralized."

As for "Peer (Friend-to-Friend) Proxying", "Scenario DNS Redirect",
"Scenario Webproxy Redirect": are there extant services that provide the functionality
described in these sections?


> I'll come back to it later this week, but I have to turn to some other
> stuff for the next few days.
> Nick
> 0: http://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Connections

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