Description A chance to go in-depth and cover some missing aspects.
  • infinity0 –– Terraforming Arrakis: long-term architecture of a new Internet
  • Forthy –– net2o "reinvents the Internet": Secure, reliable, fast, lightweight
  • Aleclm –– Snake: a privacy-aware online social network providing anonymity of data at rest
Website(s) https://net2o.de
Type Talk
Keyword(s) software, network, security
Processing assembly Forth-Gesellschaft
Person organizing LynX, Forthy, Infinity0, Aleclm
Language de - German, en - English
Related to GNUnet
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Subtitle in-depth look at net2o, SNAKE and YBTI architecture
Starts at 2013/12/28 08:00:00 PM
Ends at 2013/12/28 10:30:00 PM
Duration 150 minutes
Location Hall E

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Parts of the following projects will probably have been addressed during the other YBTI sessions, but on this occasion we will go in-depth and cover the missing aspects.

  • Infinity0 –– Terraforming Arrakis: long-term architecture of a new Internet
  • Forthy –– net2o "reinvents the Internet": Secure, reliable, fast, lightweight
  • Aleclm –– Snake: a privacy-aware online social network providing anonymity of data at rest

Terraforming Arrakis -- In Dune, the Fremen have an ambitious 350-year long program to terraform a desert planet, driven by large-scale analysis and long-term planning. Re-building internet services in a decentralised way is similarly ambitious, but currently we have many independent efforts lacking wider co-ordination. We argue for more focus on defining standards and interfaces between components, rather than disparate teams each building a large monolithic system that solves multiple technical problems, all in different ways that are unadaptable between each other. We give some design advice based on our experience with older systems. We propose some precise definitions of the problems we face, as well as specifications for abstract interfaces that address these problems. Finally, we imagine how some existing systems can be split into separate components that correspond to these interfaces.

net2o is another attempt to fix the Internet - from routing via control flow to security. This is more geared towards a simplistic implementation which allows even relatively small hardware to connect securely; from Internet of things to social networks, everything should be properly secured. As net2o is under Affero GPL3, I hope it can contribute to the GNU net effort, and want to invite the other participants of this effort to a presentation with open discussion.

SNAKE: The enormous amount of sensitive information available to Online Social Networks is highly attractive for criminals, therefore adequate security measures are needed. So far, in most cases, OSN providers have had complete control over user data: the only restrictions came from the OSN’s Terms of Service and the regulations of the various countries where the service was available. The aim of this work is to allow OSNs’ end users to have as much control as possible over the data they post and to design a service provider storing as little information as strictly necessary to offer the intended service.


This is a continuation of the discussion we started in earlier sessions such as YBTI Cryptographic Routing and YBTI Scalability.