I have this weird idea for a distributed and private Mastodon instance:

- the instance would be Tor-only
- anybody* could help host an instance they like by installing and running some software (let's say a "node")
- the nodes would connect with each other and coordinate which one should do what (storage, database, http, etc)
- by using OnionBalance one can split the traffic among all the "http" instances

*not really "anybody" because this would make it trivial to take down the instance

@afilini I just started work on something similar, calling them replicants, of the same instance, and they'd be synced


@jakub that's awesome, but it still doesn't solve the problem that hosting a large instance at home might not be that easy. i was thinking about *somehow* splitting up the instance mainly for that reason, to stop relying on cloud providers

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