@cjd @kaniini @abby Could you elaborate on why? I have my own suspicion of your answer: for content-addressed content, I think they're probably often fine, but if it's a "varying bucket" full of content, it's easier to intentionally drop content from it.
BTW, for the mutable datashards component (which I think Pleroma probably wants for moveable actor profiles) my suspicion is that a gossip network may be more useful than a DHT for informing about updates. Not sure about immutable chunks tho
@cwebber @kaniini @abby
I wrote a modified version of kademlia (it had an additional constraint) and I also ended up knowing a few of the bittorrent people. My opinion of bittorrent DHT is it's mostly a mouse that roars.
When you put data in the DHT, it gets pulled back to a real tracker by DHT scrapers and the same DHT scrapers are in there answering your requests. BUT it's Just Decentralized Enough to be opaque to the lawyers. @astro what's your opinion?
@cjd I'm not aware of trackers scraping the DHT, but it would be a nice idea to enhance connectivity.
I don't think law enforcement services constrain themselves to just HTTP/UDP trackers. They use (modified) standard clients.
BTW, setting the private bit in torrents disables DHT tracking.
@astro I thought you did a talk back in the day about DHT vulns.
@cjd My personal opinion: the BitTorrent DHT is a joyful playground.