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 Could you tell me in which way this would be better than, say, all of those anybody*s just running their own instance?
really what I'm trying to achieve is a way to distribute people who don't run their own instance across multiple smaller instances run by volunteers, making sure that none of them grows to the point where it can't be easily hosted "at home" anymore.
even better if those smaller instances can "look like one" (for the network effect), plus the benefits from replicated data
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