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). Then any switch could be a potential CDN.
@jb55 I don't have enough experience w/ it, but can't IPFS and Swarm be able to do something like this?
@blockchainman the point of a CDN is low first-byte latency depending on where you are in the world. p2p solutions usually aren't optimized for this.
@pj a CDN is more than a DNS server. it's having servers in local proximity to people requesting your content.
@jb55 it's a matter of just storing the bits, no matter where or how, just as long as they can be reassembled. All the nodes would have the appropriate means to request the parts it needs
@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: https://www.cloudflare.com/distributed-web-gateway/
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
@jb55 I'm guessing you already saw this, but wasn't sure...
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