[tahoe-dev] share discovery and scalability

Ravi Pinjala ravi at p-static.net
Fri Jul 23 05:22:51 UTC 2010

Hi all,

So I have a few questions about how Tahoe scales. First, how well would
it currently handle cases where there are thousands (or millions?) of
clients? I remember reading in the documentation that a new client tries
to connect to every node that the introducer knows, which seems like it
would be a bottleneck, but I can't seem to find where I saw that anymore.

Second, how does a node find shares that were uploaded to nodes it's not
connected to? The situation I'm thinking of is a swarm large enough that
there are two nodes which are looking at the same directory, but which
are not connected directly to any of the same nodes. Would they be able
to see each other's updates?

Thanks in advance,

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