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[liberationtech] Tahrir

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Sat Dec 24 23:28:13 PST 2011


On 12/24/2011 11:11 PM, Ian Clarke wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 1:03 AM, Ian Clarke <ian.clarke at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 12:58 AM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>wrote:
>>>
>>>  > Yes, we do collect similar statistics that allow us to evaluate network
>>>> size, here is an example: http://i.imgur.com/arhKW.png  (it is from
>>> last
>>>> year, the live graphs are available on Freenet).
>>>>
>>>
>>> Ah, nice! Is there a page that describes your methodology and how one
>>> may contribute?
>>>
>>
> Oh, and as for methodology, this paper is quite general and pretty
> up-to-date: https://freenetproject.org/papers/freenet-0.7.5-paper.pdf
> 

Great - thanks.

> On the more theoretical side, Oskar Sandberg's PhD thesis covers our
> routing model: https://freenetproject.org/papers/lic.pdf  (it's a fairly
> easy read despite being from more of a mathematical than a compsci
> perspective).
> 
> I'm assuming here that you're asking about Freenet, rather than Tahrir.
>  Oskar's thesis is also relevant to Tahrir though, as it will also rely on
> the neighbor selection heuristic, and the distributed routing approach (for
> "darknet" functionality, and ad-hoc routing).

I'm curious as to what you think about Christian Gruthoff's work on
attacking FreeNet ( http://grothoff.org/christian/pitchblack.pdf) and
how the project has grown since the time of his analysis?

All the best,
Jacob



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