[urn] // in gnunet://, and other P2P URN's

Ivan Shmakov <oneingray@gmail.com> Sat, 20 October 2012 07:35 UTC

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Subject: [urn] // in gnunet://, and other P2P URN's
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	Well, we've discussed [1] this a bit in p2p-hackers@, and it
	seems that I've ran out of arguments by now.

	The current GNUnet implementation [2] employs URI's like the
	following one for identifying content:

gnunet://fs/chk/17GU5A2CIAQMP0K0UIGI0F3SVVB1M5HCVQC74U6KQQV9LUVJHG78ID6DLNS3EKFKT6EH24QINVVFP5CEB9455I57KAE9AT1CSM98HA0.7MPI2R9LPGVIVPADTVKJBIRKQRQVVVQ5Q0N8HU8DDRHTK56P73SUPB82V356SFJQSL0H2RNHL2MLI8AM7BA3TAOS2D97K0RQ86VDVG0.14

	where 17G…HA0 is (AIUI) the Base32-encoded hash of the content.

	My point was that // in gnunet:// implies some sort of naming
	authority, which ‘fs’ (which names the “filesharing” component
	of GNUnet) is not.  So, presuming that the GNUnet URI scheme
	will (eventually) be submitted for registration with IANA, I've
	suggested to switch to the gnunet:fs: prefix instead.
	Unfortunately, as it now appears, I cannot clearly explain why
	exactly such a change should be made.

	Could this issue be clarified, please?

	TIA.

[1] http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.network.peer-to-peer.p2p-hackers/3569
[2] http://gnunet.org/

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