SAFE has possibilities of vast scale, in both home and business, for which a fancier device might not be needed. Many of the client devices wouldn’t even be computers, but, say, something that needs internet-of-things access or some bulk storage.
There are embedded Tor proxies?! I must get one! In any case, there are “only” a couple of million Tor users and that number seems fairly constant. Users – Tor Metrics There are more potential SAFE clients.
It has a USB interface, to which a USB-network adapter can be added.
Could the FreedomBox function as this type of thing?
My hope has always been to join a mesh network with a FreedomBox which is also farming for SAFE Network. I assume that those building FreedomBox would incorporate SAFE Network in whatever way they can. I’m not suggesting that a FreedomBox be required to access SAFE, btw.
My hope for a FreedomBox/SAFE farming rig is why this NUC thing caught my attention. Thought it might be a good candidate for the job.
The fact that you didn’t know makes me wonder how much thinking you’ve done about this idea. Okay, maybe it’s a lot. Anyway, some of those embedded devices that supposedly enhance your security shipped with serious security flaws and if one looks at the “classic” secure Linux distro (which has no ARM version) Tails, it turns out its security issues are quite frequent. In my experience no one has made a decent product that is affordable, secure and works well.
Which is why anything that looks remotely attractive costs few hundred dollars, and sells to a tiny minority who can afford it.
The rest of us think we can achieve the same by tuning our Pi, which in most cases is not really true but it is cheap.
I studied such ideas, and used Tails, up until about 18 months ago and since then have done other things entirely. Maidsafe was under my radar. A lot has happened in the intervening time and I have some catching up to do. Thanks for the link.
My thinking now is that if SAFE storage space is mountable on ones local file system then a local area network might as well just designate one computer (whether server or peer) to connect to the SAFE network via a software agent and then “share” the drive to other computers on the local network.
You need to think about maid/safe much bigger than mere ‘websites’. This is a new paradigm. Look at it more like your tcp or ip stack and even below or actually much more abstract than those. You are calling objects and not servers or fellow nodes. You are calling and referencing content. Proxying only to reach an old world paradigm called websites and domain names is not at all getting even remotely close to the actual stuff named data networking and content centric networking are about.
I’ve not used squid, but if it is anything like privoxy or polipo, then all you have to do is write a rule for it in the config file - no coding. For my Anonobox system all I’d have to do (I think) to include SAFEnet is to install it and write a forwarding rule in privoxy to redirect safenet URL’s to the safenet software.