[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #957: embed security metadata in URL

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Tue Feb 16 00:36:01 UTC 2010

#957: embed security metadata in URL
 Reporter:  zooko                      |           Owner:  somebody 
     Type:  defect                     |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major                      |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  code                       |         Version:  1.6.0    
 Keywords:  newcaps newurls integrity  |   Launchpad_bug:           

Comment(by davidsarah):

 Replying to [ticket:957 zooko]:
 > ... URLs are very space-sensitive (see #882 ...).

 OTOH, we only need a few bits for this. The petrification marker is one
 bit, and the version number will usually be small, so we can use a
 variable-length encoding to encode low version numbers more concisely. In
 most cases I think it could be encoded with one extra character in a new
 URL format.

 What is the typical distribution of version numbers?

Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/957#comment:2>
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