[tor-dev] Naming Systems wiki page

Jesse V kernelcorn at torproject.org
Tue Sep 27 12:19:52 UTC 2016

On 09/27/2016 02:39 AM, Jeremy Rand wrote:
> Relatedly -- I had some trouble summarizing some of the items in the
> Namecoin section because the security, privacy, and scalability
> properties of Namecoin are somewhat different depending on whether the
> user is using a full node (downloads the entire blockchain), a FBR-C
> node (receives full blocks that can contain current name transactions),
> or a headers-only node (receives only block headers).
> I didn't want to change the layout of the page much without asking, but
> would it make sense to split the Namecoin section into multiple sections
> (a section for each of those node types)?  Or is it preferred to keep
> them in 1 section and say which of the security properties / drawbacks
> apply to which node types (which is what I've done for the moment)?

This is a fair point. I agree that we should split it up accordingly to
"Namecoin (full blockchain)" and "Namecoin (thin/SPV client)". Both have
different descriptions, security properties, and drawbacks so it would
probably be more organized this way.


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