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Re: [freehaven-dev] retrieval issues

On Sun, Mar 25, 2001 at 05:18:05AM -0500, Tavin Cole wrote:
> > Freenet solves it by having a few IP addresses listed on its webpage
> > (they are the freenet nodes which joined most recently). What would
> > happen if I started to flood that list with bogus IPs?
> Actually, Freenet doesn't view this as a solution but rather a temporary
> hack.  And the submitted IPs *are* checked to ensure that they are at
> least running a Freenet node.

You're right; I was imprecise in my statement.

Freenet doesn't have a "good solution" in place yet either. Nobody does,
to my knowledge. I haven't seen any proposals for what I would consider
a 'good solution', either.

> In the 0.4 release of Freenet, it will only be necessary to obtain the
> address of one node in order to become fully introduced to the network,
> using the new node announcement protocol.

...but I haven't seen the latest Freenet proposal either. Is it written
up somewhere?

This isn't a particularly hard problem, depending on your goals. I think
that we (or more generally, people deploying any system like this) can
afford to make our goals pretty vague at this point, and then refine them
as we go forward.