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Development Update #10

Summary:

The new wire protocol is more work than expected. Instead of delaying launch by two weeks, to address these issues I am hacking together something that will get the network running.

Multiple software components need to be be refactored:
  • Daemon needs to be extended to support multiple connection pools with independent peer exchange and using a common listening socket
  • gnet needs to be modified to support an introduction packet
  • gnet packet handling callbacks need to be embedded in the gnet object instead of globals, to allow multiple gnet instances in the same application
  • daemon DHT functionality for peer bootstrap needs to be abstracted to allow for retrieving bootstrap peers for multiple hashes.
  • The hashchain replicator wire protocol needs to be designed and implemented
  • The blob and hashchain replicators need to be abstracted on top of the new connection pool

Announcement:

The new wire protocol is now in its own repo as a library. github: https://github.com/skycoin/net

run.go is a simple example of spawning two instances and replicating blob data between the instances. Writing tech demo for synchronization of a cryptographically authenticated blob data and running a webserver off the synchronized data.

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