[ULS-SIG] Encryption and identity

Duncan McGreggor duncan.mcgreggor at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 22:51:00 CEST 2011


On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Zooko O'Whielacronx <zooko at zooko.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Duncan McGreggor
> <duncan.mcgreggor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> What mechanisms would you suggest I use to ensure that only
>> known nodes are allowed to vote?
>
> I don't know enough about the use case(s) to judge if "only known
> nodes are allowed to vote" is the right desideratum. However, assuming
> that it is the right thing to enforce, then I would use foolscap,
> create a Voting object for each known node, and give that node a furl
> (foolscap url) to that Voting object.

Oh, *man* ... I knew I was forgetting something. And I even cc'ed
Brian, so that should have been a clue right there.

It's been a couple years since I played with Foolscap -- this should be fun!

Thanks, man :-)

d

>> I'd like to have the implementation be as light-weight as possible...
>> eventually, this is the sort of thing that could go into masses of
>> tiny devices, e.g., health and environment monitoring nodes in a
>> hospital, carried on internal ventilation currents, attached to
>> walls/clothing/etc, adhered to patients, etc.
>
> I guess the design and implementation (and desiderata) will change a
> few times before then. :-)
>
> Regards,
>
> Zooko
>


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