Hidden Descriptor and DHT
ksankar at gte.net
Mon May 1 18:30:04 UTC 2006
Am looking into couple of solutions to separate the storage/lookup system - all using DHT, possibly a set of primitives on top of Chord. Couple of quick questions:
a) Is this still a project to work on ? Who else is working on this ?
b) How many servers and how many entries would normally be there ? Would help if I have some order of magnitude - back of the envelope type calculations
c) What kind of redundancy could we plan on ? Say 3 distinct copies of entries ?
d) How esoteric do we want this to be ? Is it Ok to take time to rebalance ?
e) Any thoughts on SCTP as an inter-server protocol ? Better heartbeat, multiple data and control channels et al
f) Haven't yet focused on the security aspects, which is my next TBD. Thoughts ?
P.S: For many reasons, I have tried to send this mail a few times and obviously, have not yet succeeded ;o( Will keep on trying ...
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