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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Using GNUnet for binary package distribution

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Using GNUnet for binary package distribution
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:25:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130005 (Ma Gnus v0.5) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)


Sree Harsha Totakura <address@hidden> skribis:

> For authentication, we intend to use GPG with gnunet-update.  The idea
> is that the gnunet-updater would search for updates using GNUnet's File
> Sharing service and downloads meta-data files.  It then verifies if the
> meta-data files are signed by a trusted key (which is user-configurable)
> and proceeds with the download of actual binaries.

OK.  Wouldn’t using the AFS service be a bottleneck, in terms of
availability and bandwidth?  My impression is that it might be OK for
small updates like those of GNUnet itself, but not for a full distro.

For Guix, downloading binaries is an option that is only worthwhile if
it’s faster than building locally.


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