Add OFF p2p

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Add OFF p2p

Postby user » Sun May 02, 2010 10:06 pm

http://sourceforge.net/projects/blocksnet/

is out with Qt gui, core is ruby.
source is at gitorious,com/blocksnet

as there is a Qt gui, can someone add it as a tab to retroshare, so that OFF urls are shared in channels and the blocks are downloaded by the core of blocksnet?

original source is here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/offload/
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Re: Add OFF p2p

Postby csoler » Mon May 03, 2010 7:42 am

OffSystem is based on a totally different algorithm than RetroShare file system:

RetroShare: F2F architecture, multi-hop file transfer, files are stored explicitly
OffSystem: global network, single hop file transfer, files are split with random xor and stored as (factorized) chunks of random bits.

Although we could easily broadcast offUrls within RetroShare networks (such as in the link cloud), there's no point in using the xor-split format of files, because RS is already anonymous after 1 hop. So it would be a 50% waste of bandwidth. Combining OffSystem and RetroShare is therefore not likely to happen.

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Re: Add OFF p2p

Postby user » Mon May 03, 2010 4:57 pm

huh? maybe we can think together about it.
hopping urls (metadata) is more efficient than hopping physical chunks.
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Re: Add OFF p2p

Postby user » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:04 pm

found that off project for qt gui, someone maybe want to support, then it can be integrated in qt retroshare?
http://offenbarung.sourceforge.net/
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Re: Add OFF p2p

Postby csoler » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:57 pm

user wrote:found that off project for qt gui, someone maybe want to support, then it can be integrated in qt retroshare?
http://offenbarung.sourceforge.net/

This project is empty ;-) ;-) Try the download for instance. I suspect you did the page ;-)

Sincerely, I wish you a happy ending with off+qt, but there's no need to integrate it into RS.
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Re: Add OFF p2p

Postby joss17 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:35 pm

Interesting.

It may not be very usefull for retroshare, but to improve the transfer rates we could use an off brightnet in parallel width the already existing rs transfer, and use rs for off metadata transfer (urls).

Anyone have some experience on this network ? how many users ? what are the transfer rates ?

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Re: Add OFF p2p

Postby joss17 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:42 pm

looks like someone already though of using rs for off urls transfer

"Offload is a wx-gui project only to combine liboffsystem and libretroshare within one gui."
http://offload.net/projects/offload
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Re: Add OFF p2p

Postby user » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:21 pm

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