[tor-dev] Naming Systems wiki page

Jeremy Rand jeremyrand at airmail.cc
Tue Sep 27 13:56:20 UTC 2016

Jesse V:
> 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.

Sounds good.  I'm happy to do the split, but it might take me a few days
before I have the time to make those edits.


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