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[Freedombox-discuss] Distributed/non-hierarchical naming/discovery system

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 7:54 PM, James Vasile <james at hackervisions.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:35:27 +0000, "stillyet at googlemail.com" <stillyet at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > What I've read so far on Freedombox doesn't seem to cover the issues of
> > naming and discovery of nodes.
> >
> > DNS, as we currently have it, is an inherently hierarchical naming system.
> > It has a single point of failure - or capture - in the root name servers.
> > Even if freedombox used a different root name server from the standard ICANN
> > controlled ones, it would still be something for hostiles to attack in order
> > to disrupt or disable the worldwide freedombox network, or to capture
> > individual node addresses within the freedombox space.
> >
> > The alternative is a distributed peer-to-peer naming and discovery system
> > such as the IDONS proposal, http://www.idons.org. It seems to me ?that would
> > have a very natural fit with what is being proposed for freedombox.
> >
> > Apologies if people have already thought of (and perhaps discarded) this
> > idea.
> >
> Idons is not a bad idea. ?I was thinking of using the existing
> infrastructure, though. ?Dynamic DNS can solve a whole lot of problems
> here. ?As you connect or disconnect boxes, they can register with as
> many Dynamic DNS servers as they choose. ?And the boxes themselves can
> be dynamic dns servers where appropriate (we'd almost certainly have to
> host our own somewhere).

Does anyone know of any open source solutions to setup a dynamic DNS (something
dynds) ?


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