[Freedombox-discuss] DHTs and Names

Marc Manthey marc at let.de
Sun Aug 28 12:13:45 UTC 2011

On Aug 25, 2011, at 10:38 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:

> On 25 August 2011 03:21, Tony Godshall <togo at of.net> wrote:
>> ...
>>> Yesterday  i thought about IF we use our own call it freedombox DNS,
>>> if its centralisted or not,  something like https://whatever  for  
>>> each box would be the goal
>>> (using punicode for domainnames would be a plus)
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalized_domain_name
>>> I understand what sam  means , what if someone set up 20 boxes  
>>> called https://eben_moglen(1) https://eben_moglen(2) or
>>> https://ebenmoglen_ ,https://ebe_nmoglen, https://ebenmogle_n
>>> there is no way to prevent domain squating , or a "verified  
>>> button" :)
>>> greetings
>> We need a reputation system.  If I visit https://eben_moglen and see
>> any indication it's crap, I should be able to thumbs-down on it.
>> Enough people do that, and the and the fake host(s) is(are) voted
>> away.
>> Anyone with good encryption chops know how one could do a DHT-based
>> reputation/voting system?
> A perfect reputation system is hard to do but you can get a confidence
> interval, just bear in mind that treating any fact as 100% carries a  
> risk.
> Simple way to do a reputation system is like Google page rank.

Why not a simple" Like button" *scnr*


> A can "endorse" B in a number of ways, the most obvious is linking or
> signing.  You build up a public/private mesh of endorsements and then
> score it a la page rank.



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