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Re: [tor-talk] Data storage in cached-descriptors
On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 08:38:10AM +0200, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
> i've been thinking some days ago that the Tor infrastructure maybe a
> very valuable infrastructure also for other software that would like to
> stay distributed without a "central directory".
> In order to do so, a server-software for a distributed network, may also
> run a Tor Relay and write it's meta-data to cached-descriptors, de-facto
> relying on Tor's Directory Authority infrastructure.
Perhaps this will work as a way to get more relays,
but i would be worried about the increased temptation to seize them
in order to extract the distributed data.
In addition, if it works well, such a secondary function could
become important enough to alter development of Tor's primary function.
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