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[liberationtech] Concept for takedown-resistant publishing

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) lists at infosecurity.ch
Thu Feb 2 03:01:25 PST 2012


On 2/2/12 11:49 AM, danimoth wrote:
> Il giorno mer, 01/02/2012 alle 21.49 +0100, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) ha
> scritto:
>> Hi all,
> 
> Hi fabio,
> 
>> Obviously this require:
>> - That the content on bittorrent should be file containing all the
>> elements of the website glued together
>> - That the web browser should have capability to access a such content
>> on Bittorrent
> 
> Not only.. it would require a secure (and reliable) way to obtain
> the .torrent files.
> 
> If you make a reliable way to distribuite torrents, doesn't it could be
> used for web sites as well?

Yes, but those kind of problem has been already analyzed and fixed by
the Bittorrent community by leveraging DHT (Distributed Hash Table) /PEX
(Peer Exchange - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_exchange) .

BitComet, Azureus and uTorrent support that kind of Tracker-less,
distributed extension to Bittorrent protocol.

I mean, the file-sharing world already have done a lot of research,
analysis and implementation on resilient and decentralized architecture
and most of them are already deployed.

My point is, can we leverage the existing P2P file sharing technologies
to make takedown-resistant websites?

-naif

p.s. i'm not an expert of Bittorrent/P2P protocol



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