Re: GNUnet SVN HEAD FTBS?
Christian Grothoff <christian <at> grothoff.org>
2008-02-11 04:16:32 GMT
On Sunday 10 February 2008, Milan wrote:
> Nils Durner wrote:
> > Sorry we didn't announce this earlier - see
> > http://gnunet.org/drupal/node/307
> OK, no problem with that, and I'm happy nice improvements are ongoing.
> I'll wait until everything is finished - could you just post an email or
> a message on drupal?
> Talking about search results, I've been wondering for a while whether
> there wasn't a problem with the current way they are managed. After
> being connected continuously for a few hours and having (I guess) quite
> a good trust from other peers, I still get very few results for common
> queries (application/gnunet-directory, audio/mpeg, application/ogg,
> video/x-msvideo, image/jpeg and so on), even when I'm connected to about
> 8 peers. I can remember there were more results at 0.7.0 times. Now,
> apart from mine, I only see about 10 results per query.
> Could it be that the algorithm handling queries and results is too
> restrictive? I remember debates before 0.7 about avoiding "false"
> results that did not correspond to available files anymore: is it
> possible that the fix has gone too far?
This is certainly why we got fewer results, but getting bogus results is not
really the goal here . The current issue that I am trying to fix is more
fundamental: previously, a peer could respond to a (repeated) query for the
same keyword with the same response millions of times, essentially not
contributing anything (but getting rewards in terms of trust). Databases