Scalability and fairness [was: P2P over Tor [was: Anomos - anonBT]]
coderman at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 23:49:14 UTC 2010
On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 3:02 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
> So long as users are covering their bandwidth with giveback , I
> think it's safe to assume the rest of their overhead is also covered
> by the addition of that node to the network.
there's always a catch. ;)
>  It's already established that in order for your use of Tor
> bandwidth to be zero sum (in the Hidden Service <--> Hidden Service
> case) you need to give back at least 6x your use. So you will already
> be running said relay (for the purpose of bandwidth giveback).
>  Isn't there a proposal out there to better handle magnitudes
> more users [and avoid shutdown points] by getting rid of the
> directories and self-hosting the TorNet into a DHT or something?
Tor would become something else, perhaps UDP Tor.
there has been more written on that subject than i can do justice
here. i'm fond of DTLS signalling for encapsulated IPsec telescopes
with SFQ and DLP transport for multi-homed SCTP endpoints, but that is
just one of many possibilities.
a grand unified datagram Tor spec has yet to be written...
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