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by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Forum blocking IP addresses
Replies: 28
Views: 5772

Re: Forum blocking IP addresses

Could we just move to a managed forum and wiki service? It would reduce the overhead we are spending on administration and the software would be kept up to date (the wiki is ancient!)

Akismet is amazing and free, it should be enabled immediately!
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Scalability of namecoin
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Scalability of namecoin

I looked into data structures a while back and there were some interesting IP address compression structs, but that's all I can remember. At this point I think "optimizing" the format is premature optimization, JSON is convenient and text is cheap!
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we ever expect to access .bit domains with Firefox, etc?
Replies: 47
Views: 9091

Re: Can we ever expect to access .bit domains with Firefox,

(1) "in theory" namecoind-based systems should be faster because the data is already locally stored, and (2) "in practice" it may be slower due to implementation issues, he basically said that if .bit could make DNS run fast with less infrastructure investment, that would be a major selling point t...
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Namecoin foundation
Replies: 27
Views: 5884

Re: Namecoin foundation

Well put Jeremy, the Bitcoin foundation happens to live in my backyard, I'll see if I can't reach out to them.
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Discussion for revised fees
Replies: 42
Views: 8939

Re: Discussion for revised fees

I'm all for the network dynamically charging more for potentially popular domains, I'd much rather have that than feed slime-ball domain-squatters. However, not charging an annual fee for domains is insane, cyber-squatters already use a 3-day loophole in the ICANN domain registration system to "tast...
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Namecoin foundation
Replies: 27
Views: 5884

Re: Namecoin foundation

We could go with the Wikileaks model, designating an existing non-profit to handle the financials and reimbursing whomever is working on the project for the costs incurred. That would lead to difficulties with cost controls, etc, but it's an option. Iceland was supposed to be setting up a virtual ll...
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Namecoin Torrent tracking
Replies: 25
Views: 8465

Re: Namecoin Torrent tracking

Some dodgy data can be stored like it was in bitcoin? (can't remember the story) This is definitely one of the positives we have going for us: the IP address and account information for any Namecoin transaction is publicly available. It's there for anyone to investigate. I think we are limited in w...
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Scalability of namecoin
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Scalability of namecoin

For shits and giggles, I downloaded the top 1 million domains and some IP blacklists, resulting in a 4MB CSV file containing 142,202 IP <-> domain pairs. Simple Zip compression yielded 2:1 - 3:1 compression rates while PAQ8 delivered >4:1 rate. A custom data-structure would likely yield even higher ...
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: "tls"/"fingerprint" and "alias" fields
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: "tls"/"fingerprint" and "alias" fields

As a side note -- you can't do standard CA verification on a .bit alias, since a CA won't issue a cert for a non-ICANN domain such as .bit. No, I meant TLS for whatever domain it is pointing to, such that using a CA certified https://www.indolering.com would not bring up a warning if the TLS for ht...
by indolering
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: The need for a DHT
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: The need for a DHT

No, it's not a permanent information store, just a way to disperse responsibility for short-term routing information. The bootstrapping nodes would hold relatively recent adds to network, nothing like Freenet.