Re: freenet and munchkins

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From: Kragen Sitaker (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 08:00:20 PDT

I wrote:
> It's currently in a working-prototype phase. Unfortunately, the
> prototype is in Java, which means it doesn't work very well. Also, it
> has no user interface.

I haven't tried it yet, so I can't say whether this is true from
firsthand experience.

> - it is not well-suited for dynamically-generated content, it appears,
> and thus for building remotely-accessible applications like Hotmail.

I'm not sure this is true anymore, although caching
dynamically-generated content would be wasteful and would tend to
destroy useful static information. (If I go to HotmailFreenet and read
100 messages, that's 100 pieces of marginally-useful static information
that get pushed off the bottom of the LRU stack of my Freenet node and
all the Freenet nodes in between me and HotmailFreenet.)

> I am reading Ian Clarke's report on Freenet now; I will post a followup
> with what I learn. It may turn out that I will need to post corrections.

I am not certain that I fully understand the ramifications of this system.

I certainly wish it well.

<>       Kragen Sitaker     <>
The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08.  Hurrah!
The power didn't go out on 2000-01-01 either.  :)

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