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Re: [GNUnet-developers] about the FCFS registration and the pubkey - whi

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Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] about the FCFS registration and the pubkey - which pubkey to really use? -s? or really -P?
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:51:43 +0200

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM, Christian Grothoff
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 07/16/2012 07:07 PM, address@hidden wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I am rather a newbie here, and not exactly any kind of developer,
>> still I am trying to look into the gnunet and these new dns zones and
>> the fcfs subzone.
>> I have self-compiled 0.9.3 and tried to register some zone (do you
>> only type the subzone name, or a complete one on the fcfs regsite?),
>> but I think the only time it succeeded was, when I actually used not
>> the gnunet-rsa -P command but the gnunet-rsa -S command to get the
>> short/hashed pubkey of my installation.
> Right, you must use the short hash (as DNS limits individual name
> segments to 63 characters, GNS uses the short hash).  Where did you read
> that you should use the long version?
>> Is that a bug in documentation at:
>> also on:
>> please give examples next to the textbox fields, that would make it
>> easier for the user.
> That's a reasonable suggestion, I'll put it on my looong list ;-).
>> so is
>> What is your desired domain name?
>> myzonename.fcfs.gnunet.
>> or rather only
>> myzonename
> Just 'myzonename', as 'fcfs.gnunet' is always going to be used.
>> and the public key, is it really supposed to be generated via
>> gnunet-rsa -P ~/.gnunet/gns/zonekey.zkey
>> rather than
>> gnunet-rsa -s ~/.gnunet/gns/zonekey.zkey?
> Either command will generate the same kind of key in the file, just the
> hash function used to generate the textual output will be different.
>> The script/registrationwebsite constantly gave me errors until I
>> actually switched over and used the -s (256bit hashed private key
>> according to manual) parameter.
>> Where would my registered subzone actually show up on my local system?
>> gnunet-setup nor any of the gtk tools showed me anything else than
>> only a plain "fcfs" entry after that import .sh script, and not even a
>> nested fcfs.gnunet. entry or anything.
> If you install and configure GNS correctly, then your name will show up
> when you lookup 'yourname.fcfs.gnunet' using DNS (assuming you've put
> some "A" or "AAAA" records under the name "+" in your zone using, say,
> 'gnunet-setup'.  I don't know why 'fcfs.gnunet' doesn't show up in your
> version; however, we have fixed many, many bugs since 0.9.3 including a
> few with respect to GNS and the GUI, so you might want to use SVN HEAD
> or the (soon to be released) 0.9.4 to see if that helps (sorry, but you
> are using bleeding-edge features).
>> I used to do a bit of dns-admin in the past and ran some local
>> (internal) dns zones of my own on LAN/WAN networks, but I have yet to
>> understand were we are headed once we register our own subzones to
>> that fcfs.gnunet. zone.
> FCFS allows you to create a 'PKEY' record in the fcfs zone under an
> (available) name of your choice.  All requests to that subdomain will
> then be delegated to your zone.  If that is not a sufficient answer, I
> suspect the issue is that GNS itself isn't fully clear to you, which is
> understandable as we're still in the process of documenting it.  If you
> have any specific questions, please send them to us and we'll try to
> improve the documentation.
>> Also, after I did a registration with my private key (-s one) I
>> couldnt register any further zones with that key any more, the
>> registration website refused to use this same private key for
>> additional entries. Is this on purpose? How do we practically register
>> multiple zones and have multiple private/public keys in use.
> This particular FCFS implementation limits registration to one name per
> key to encourage users to be reasonable --- otherwise we might have some
> "funny guy" registering all names with up to 8 characters just for fun.
>  However, other FCFS zones can have different policies and in your own
> zone you can obviously do whatever you like to do.
> I hope this helps!
> Happy hacking!
> Christian
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