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Re: [GNUnet-developers] GNS lookup not found.

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] GNS lookup not found.
Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 22:02:25 +0200
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On 05/06/2017 09:57 PM, Mike Mestnik wrote:
> Hello,
>   I'm assuming that a GNS lookup sleeps forever if the record doesn't
> exist. 

Well, not exactly "sleeps", but "tries finding it forever" would be
right, and yes, there is lots of sleeping involved at that point.

> For joining irc channels a non-existing record means that the
> record should be created.  How long should I wait for an record found
> event?  Are there any examples of behaviour like this that I can
> borrow from?

I would expect that there is some owner of the zone, and that owner
knows whether the record exists or not.   So in that case you don't have
to wait for it, but just know (i.e. from your namestore) that the record
does/does not exist and then do the right thing.

As only the owner of the private key of the zone can create new records,
there should be no problem with this unless you are sharing private zone
keys amongst the channel members, in which case you're in a world of
pain and there is no good answer.

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