parkert at uclink.berkeley.edu
Tue Apr 6 22:42:19 UTC 2004
In our last episode Christopher Filkins said:
:Are there any P2P clients which consume FOAF?
I'm currently working on a P2P app of sorts that uses FOAF. It uses FOAF
to configure the application, but using sha1 hashes as unique identifiers
on the network for each client. So, it uses your sha1 as your identifier,
and looks for your buddies based on their sha1's in your FOAF profile.
The nice thing about this is that you can get rid of a centralized
maintainer of network IDs (think ICQ numbers), though if you wish to do
any authentication you have to bake this in with something like
private/public key encryption. Our project uses JXTA (jxta.org as a
network framework), which allows for this type of thing, though we haven't
gotten that far yet.
Is this what you were thinking?
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