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Donate Space For A World Wide Network Of Servers

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LET's CREATE A WORLD WIDE ALWAYS ONLINE SERVER

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Hello,

My suggestion is to create the possibility to donate some space from my hard drive for others to put their files on to but not having access to the files. Files should be contained within an encrypted volume like truecrypt and managed but BTsync.

 

The idea is to create a network of donated spaces to form a server that is always online. This storage can then only be used when there are no online peers for the synchronization to take place. Files can then be temporarily placed on this server for later retrieval by the user's other peers that the user might have.

 

This removes the need for having an always online server for everyone. There will always be people with servers that are always on. I have a few myself with space to spare and 1Gbit U/D bandwidth.

 

In the long run this space could be housing entire homepages. Sites like wikipedia.com could then reduce costs. People could be more willing to donate space rather than $50 a year to the foundation. This could give more space to private GitHub repositories for schools. Or make decentralized homepages reality.

 

Note:

Files should be placed on three or more servers that are always on or 10 for servers that have less uptime. This means in general that the total space available is always less than or close to 1/3 of the total donated space. The uptime can be monitored by BTsync and reported to a server.

 

Right now I can do this for friends, but I have to create new users on the OS for them to keep their files out of my reach.

 

Hope it’s not too much.

Thank you for your great work.

 

Kind regards

smg2006

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This isn't really a feature request for Sync itself, as Sync is already capable of such functionality - both in terms of the ability to use "Encrypted secrets" to securely store data on your device, and in terms of the ability to setup de-centralized websites - a subject being discussed in a number of threads over in the Sync Hacks forum, topics such as this one, this one, or this one.

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