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ECOT 831

Providing File Service Access to Freenet
Ashish Jain
Grad Student, Department of Computer Science

Freenet is a distributed information storage and retrieval system designed to address concerns of privacy and availability. The system operates as a location-independent distributed repository across many individual computers that allows files to be inserted, stored and requested anonymously. The main design goals are: anonymity for producer and consumer of information, deniability for storer of information, efficient dynamic routing of information and decentralization of all network operations. Documents are indexed and retrieved by means of keys. The work undertaken by me in the final year of undergraduate degree at Cambridge, England was to provide support for traditional file system services like appending, updating files etc. and building up the directory tree to Freenet. Main research ideas includes updating files in distributed and anonymous environment, building up namespace efficiently to prevent namespace exhaustion, and sharing "network view" of the repository among trusted users.

BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

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