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[liberationtech] Concept for takedown-resistant publishing
Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
lists at infosecurity.ch
Wed Feb 1 23:44:20 PST 2012
On 2/1/12 11:11 PM, Bill Woodcock wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 12:49 PM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
>> d) Which is the most known/used information distribution/mirroring
>> system used nowday?
>> Bittorrent P2P system.
> Nope, anycast is.
> And it doesn't require new browser code or any special handling. You do have to protect your DNS resolution, though.
Yes, but this is a "centralized" architectural approach that require you
to protect the "root of something":
- root of your authoritative DNS
- root of your BGP announcement
So takedown is easy as you can attack the root of your hierarchical
You would need to have "strong-resiliency" trough a strong distribution
Ie: 10.000 easy to setup mirrors without the need of centralization
elements (domain/ip address).
downloaded and run into the browser.
on the internet, as an access-client software.
If "the web server" would not be a domain name or a single IP address,
but a widely distributed set of bittorrents it would be possible to
achieve in shorter time a very important resiliency.
That way we would achieve an extremely easy way for end-user to
participate to mirroring actions (maximum distribution in short time)
and an domain-name agnostic way to access the website (avoid
The "sensitive elements" to provide "easy accessibility" for end-user
enable the end-user to access a website with remote data storage on a
For such kind of "model" the @unhosted ( http://unhosted.org) project
provide a nice vision, strictly separating the "access and visualization
logic" from the "remote data storage", in order to implement efficient
rather than on the server network.
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