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Re: [GNUnet-developers] / [Ring] Question

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] / [Ring] Question
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:40:57 +0200
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Well, I'd not want to expose that kind of level of detail, but simply
communicate "on battery" vs. "on the grid". But yes, adding such a flag
to the respective GNUnet message is (part of) the plan.

On 09/14/2017 08:34 PM, Adonay Felipe Nogueira wrote:
> That issue with battery consumption is indeed problematic.
> I'm not an expert on network stuff, but I wonder if there is a way to
> make a distinguished "packet" that tells GNUnet (or GNU Ring) the peer's
> power level, power supply health (if applicable), and based on this,
> transfer the "hard work" to more capable peers (this is based on [1]).
> [1] <>.
> Christian Grothoff <address@hidden> writes:
>> Well, I may be able to partially answer that question: Speaking for the
>> GNUnet side, I personally simply don't think GNUnet is quite ready for
>> GNU Ring at this time.
>> Specifically, we need to make GNUnet easier to install and particular
>> self-configuring in terms of the network stack (NAT traversal, etc.).
>> For GNU Ring in particular, I've heard people being concerned about
>> battery consumption, so we also need to work on the GNUnet-on-mobile
>> scenario where peers can indicate that they are on a mobile phone and
>> should not be routing traffic for others, least we drain people's
>> batteries (and get terrible network performance on top of it).
>> Once those things are fixed, I would hope the GNU Ring hackers will have
>> time for a chat, and we'll find out if we could benefit from an
>> integration. Until then, I would encourage them to prioritize other
>> issues, even though I would of course like them to use GNUnet
>> eventually.  Now, if someone wants to see that happen, I'd very much
>> look forward for people helping out with the issues mentioned in the
>> previous paragraph -- but note that none of them are doable quickly.
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