I am not a computer expert so bear with me…
Our “computer vision” company uses Dropbox and we recently had the experience of a developer accidentally uploading his “training set” to his Dropbox folder. He basically uploaded a couple of gigabytes of tiny images. Normally with our fast internet connection, we’d eat 2 gig like candy but these tiny files threw the whole thing into chaos! It simply couldn’t deal with them, it was saying “4 days and 10 hours” to synchronize. We gave it half a day before giving up and manually deleting the files but one computer was stubborn and kept trying to upload files to the others. It was basically a big disaster.
I am wondering if MaidSafe can handle these kinds of scenarios and perhaps, the extreme example of someone malicious intentionally trying to clog the whole thing with tiny files?