4 Jul 2003
(updated 4 Jul 2003 at 23:59 UTC) »
gWebCache is a bootstrapping system to help clients get on
the gnutella p2p network. I've started a port of gWebCache to C. The result
is cgWebCache, and it's still very early in development.
I needed to port it to C to get better performance because of the number of hits I was getting against the
cache. I set up a cache on my server expecting to get about 1m hits per month. But, it looks like I'll get about 10m-25m and use about 3GB-6GB in bandwidth. There's about 175 active caches right now, we need more. If you'd be willing
to run a copy of this CGI once it reaches v1.0 please
let me know. The more caches, the less bandwidth each
cache will use. If we could get a 5000 caches running,
the load and bandwidth useage would probably be low enough that we'd hit a critical mass point and anyone could run one.
I've also started working on patches for some of the opensource p2p projects including GTK-Gnutella and QTella to
make them better integrate and better balance
across the gnutella web caches.
I gave couple friends accounts on my server so that
we can start to work on some free software projects
together. I'm trying to work with them to get a
security project off the ground, which is one of the
reasons for my recent interest in the p2p stuff. We're
going to try and use FSPN (gnutella and bittorrent) to
distribute the results of the security project.
ummm... It looks like I'll be taking a
trip to pittsburgh soon and I've started hanging out
I set up an account on Friendster, which is really
really cool. If I know you and I forgot to invite you, click here. If not, check it out any way, it's really
cool - it would be super neat to apply some of the
ideas deployed there to advogato (you can only see people in your
social/friend network, and you get to approve or reject
their comments about you.)
Things are going a little more smoothly now that I'm
starting to really get the hang of the non-technical side
of my job. But things are still very slow due to the poor economy in the US. I'm focused right now on building up