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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Re: Block discard question

From: Igor Wronsky
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Re: Block discard question
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 16:14:46 +0200 (EET)

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Christian Grothoff wrote:

> > Besides, it throws quite a lot of discards at the moment, I presume
> > its pushed content. Could we add a message flag that would inform
> > other peers that they don't need to bother with sending
> > unrequested content, that is, a disk full flag?
> Minus the aging bug, a disk may cease to be full - even for 0-priority
> content.  Also, it reveils something about your node that you may not want to
> expose.  Finally, what difference does it make? I mean, instead of padding
> with random content, the other peer would now have to send NOISE? How is that
> better (minus a minimal amount of processing)?  I don't think a disk-full
> advertisement would help.

I might have been dreaming, but I imagined there was some sort
of mechanism that used surplus resources for transmitting unrequested
content even if there was no other reason to send the messages.
Perhaps I was just hallucinating there.


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