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 Interesting idea - sort of a distributed RAID. Sounds very difficult to coordinate in practice though - is this not quite similar to what some of the shitcoins supposedly wanted to do(è.g. filecoin/golem)


@btcede yeah, but i guess the complexity can be reduced quite a bit if there's a trusted coordinator.

the goal here is not really to have an instance with no admins, more like to make a single instance more resistant to censorship from ISPs and cloud providers

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