[Bitcoin-development] Service bits for pruned nodes

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at exmulti.com
Thu May 16 15:47:07 UTC 2013

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 7:26 AM, Ricardo Filipe
<ricardojdfilipe at gmail.com> wrote:
> We would only end up with few copies of the historic data if users
> could choose what parts of the blockchain to store. Simply store
> chunks randomly, according to users available space, and give priority
> to the "N most recent" chunks to have more replicas in the network.
> You don't need bittorrent specifically for a DHT, if publicity is a
> problem. There are many DHT proposals and implementations, and i bet
> one of them should be more suitable to the bitcoin network than
> bittorrent's.

That's just about the worst thing you could do for bitcoin.  DoS one
part of the DHT, you DoS the entire blockchain by breaking the chain.

Jeff Garzik
exMULTI, Inc.
jgarzik at exmulti.com

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