17 Oct 2011 00:25
Re: Filesharing application for Freenet
Matthew Toseland <toad@...>
2011-10-16 22:25:50 GMT
2011-10-16 22:25:50 GMT
On Sunday 16 Oct 2011 20:58:13 Tanya Pyatigorskaya wrote: > Hi guys, > > I would like to say hello to all of you after my rather long absence. I have > been working on the task "filesharing application for freenet" due gsoc > 2010. Than I had to postpone my Freenet activities due to personal > circumstances. Now I am back, and I am happy to be able to continue my work > on my Freenet task. This application allows > > - select files/directories to be shared and tag them for search; > > - search file indexes published by other users (effectively view of WoT > filtered by filesharing context); > - manage trust settings for other user identities (using WoT). > > Since I was out of the day-to-day work in the community for quite a long > period of time, what I need now is to become up to date and to join > efficient development ASAP. May I ask you to let me know whether this task > is still interesting for Freenet? Which details of the task should I > consider to be of most help? Who is working on something similar, and whom > should I contact to combine our efforts for quicker and better results? > Certainly I would be grateful for any other relative suggestions, advices > and considerations. > > Thank you very much for your time! > > Best regards, > Tatyana Pyatigorskaya aka nikotyan > It is undoubtedly interesting, please press on! My view is that insert-on-demand isn't all that urgent, and when you do do it you'll need to be rather careful with it for security reasons. On the other hand, data persistence is less than perfect and filesharers habitually reinsert so you'll need something eventually. But maintaining an index of your files and searching others' indexes is core functionality. There are ways to optimise it quite dramatically, e.g. fetching the top and bloom filters for each identity, but these can wait if need be. The other core issue is how to handle spam/poisoning attacks - the WoT should make this easy, but you will need to provide UI. It looks like you're on top of all these issues, so I wish you every possible luck! My own involvement in Freenet at the moment is rather limited at the moment due to academic commitments, but hope to see you around!
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