[p2p-hackers] BitTorrent measurements / fully decentralized systems

Jesus Cea jcea at argo.es
Thu Dec 16 16:17:02 UTC 2004

> Yes, works great.  The hard problem is secure key distribution for
> strong peer identities.

You usually are only concerned about user recognizion, not 
identification. That is, your interest is in "recognizing" users you 
trust, but you don't need the real identity.

So the easy way could be simply use a reputation system. You download 
content and if the quality pleases you, you give points to the signers. 
If the content is a fake, you blacklist the signers.

Then you can trust quality simply checking signatures in the "most 
trusted public keys" group.

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