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BACTAC - Jain

Providing File Service Access to Freenet
Ashish Jain
Grad Student, Department of Computer Science
2/12/2002
3:30pm-5:00pm

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.

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