31 Jul 2000 Rasputin   » (Journeyer)

Started thinking about distributed information stores. The hierarchical approach of DNS is interesting, but not appropriate for what I want to do. The issue is that there could be an inderterminate number of servers with the data spread randomly (approximately). The tough part is how does one server find any other server, and how to minimize the difficulty of the search to find the needed information. Yes, there is an open source project in here somewhere :)

I've had some thoughts on this and I'm starting to get some feel for where this will need to go. There are, fortunately, some simplifying assumptions I can make, because the raw problem is probably not solvable.

Now I gotta run, the network guy is here to move my subnet. To be continued...

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