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[liberationtech] CJDNS hype

Mitar mmitar at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 12:36:26 PDT 2013


Hi!

I am a bit concerned with the CJDNS hype I am observing around. I do
like that decentralized Internet is getting momentum, but I am
concerned if CJDNS is really the way to achieve that. From its
whitepaper it seems that it is susceptible to a Sybil attack:

https://github.com/cjdelisle/cjdns/blob/master/rfcs/Whitepaper.md#the-router

In fact, I very much share the concerns expressed here:

http://mail.thefnf.org/pipermail/builders/2012-May/000544.html

For me it seems far from something which would be resistant to any
adversary trying to prevent communication from happening. It seems to
me that it just ignores many of issues with DHTs and routing in
overlay networks put out in research literature until today. Which is
sometimes good because it can open paths to new ideas, but sometimes
is just ignorant, especially if the main selling point of CJDNS is
security and censorship resistance.

Am I missing something? Has there been any security analysis of CJDNS?

BTW, if you want to contribute to CJDNS project, there is a
crowdfunding campaign happening:

https://fund.meshwith.me/


Mitar

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