a decentralized cloudflare will be hard. I don't have any good ideas.

maybe we need to change our perspective on things, switch to content-addressability vs location (See ICN[1]). Then any switch could be a potential CDN.

[1] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informat

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What's cool with this setup: you can say "give me a bitcoin block with this hash". And any node on your network could potentially answer this without having to even leave your network.

This could be a part of the network stack itself. How neat would that be?

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@jb55 content-addressability is neat, i've read some interesting papers on it a few years ago, i guess the difficult thing is how to bootstrap it on top of the current internet architecture, without needing cooperation from every ISP (because that would take forever)


@orionwl @jb55 Isn't that pretty much what IPFS is? Even Cloudflare themselves are experimenting with that: cloudflare.com/distributed-web

@orionwl @jb55 Looking at their website again, it's actually kind of cringey how they tell you that *they* will validate the hashes for you, so you don't have to do anything. Just lean back, don't run a node, don't verify. :)

IPFS does look kind of interesting, i'[ve heard of it a few times but never looked deeply into it

do you know of any FOSS projects, linux distros, etc that (also) host their websites, downloads there?

i guess for most intents and purposes torrents already fill the 'distributed file distribution' niche

@raucao @jb55

@orionwl @raucao @jb55 Nevermind, I misread. I might have something related to the CDN part for y'all soon(tm) though ...

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