[tahoe-dev] Multiple introducers announcing their presence on a grid

Nathan Eisenberg nathan at atlasnetworks.us
Mon Jul 26 18:11:40 UTC 2010


Bringing up bittorrent is interesting.   The concept of trackers is diminishing a bit, with the introduction of trackerless, distributed hash table torrents.   Using this mechanism, the concept of the tracker (IE introducer) is becoming deprecated.

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> Subject: Re: [tahoe-dev] Multiple introducers announcing their presence on
> a grid
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> What's the point in having lots of introducers? I guess one may pretty well
> serve hundreds if not thousands of nodes like torrent tracker does. It merely
> broadcasts IPs and not the data itself.
> 
> 2010/7/26 M O Faruque Sarker <writefaruq at gmail.com>:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm wondering if you could share your thoughts about the above
> > somewhat plain idea of publishing the presence of new introducers same
> > as new clients. By this any client can learn about new introducers and
> > save their furls in the multi "introducers" config file and later to connect to
> them.
> > But this plain implementation can bring serious security threats to
> > the grid.
> >
> > Any idea regarding this issue would be appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Faruq
> >
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