+x=usr(1536) Posted March 23, 2021 Share Posted March 23, 2021 First and foremost: this is not a feature request. Featureset identification and feasibility discussion, definitely, but *not* a feature request. I've been kicking around the idea of a Directory Service for #FujiNet users. The basic idea is that it would allow anyone with a #FujiNet to easily find publicly-accessible #FujiNet servers, as well as providing a way for people looking to run those servers an easy way to publish them as being available. This would be a very lightweight protocol, with some similarities to DNS such as root servers containing a central list of server ip addresses and hostnames. However, I can also see this including extended records (not totally dissimilar to a DNS TXT record) for each entry that describe things like the system type (physical, emulated via SIO2PC, Linux / Windows daemon, etc.), physical location (either using ccTLDs or FidoNET-style unique identifiers), and other info that may be worth providing (like a 40-character-or-less description of what the server offers). Obviously, this would mean having to support the protocol on the #FujiNet side. Implementing certificates may also be necessary if secure updates of hostnames, etc. on the root servers are considered necessary (which, IMHO, they should be), as well as UI changes to allow for configuring data sent to the root servers. Again, just kicking the idea around for now. Perhaps a P2P version of this may be less work, as an existing protocol (BitTorrent?) could be used or adapted as needed. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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