I’ve got to do a test of Klouds at larger scale than I have access to machines or people to do. I wracked my brain over how to accomplish this, and I came up with VirtualBox, since it will be easy to distribute. All these VirtualBox Images do is boot and connect to a network. Once they are connected to the network, They need to arrange themselves into 20ms concentric circles of “distance.” Right now I know that I have the networking to a point where I need to test it at a large scale, and the self-arrangement/geo-tagging would take maybe another week.
What am I asking of you, the awesome volunteer?
If you chose to help us out with this, then here’s what you’d do:
- Download a virtualbox image
- Run it
As this is a security conscious community, I shall tell you exactly what will be in the VirtualBox image:
for debug and the like I will need ssh access to the containers, and I’ll add my public key to the authorized_keys file. Provided you ensure that you do NOT somehow change the network mode to “bridged” on the Virtualbox software, then it will give me no access whatsoever to your home network or host PC. I’ll have access to the VM via the weave/zerotier network ONLY.
What am I up to?
I’m trying to build a new kind of infrastructure for applications that serve the “regular, plain-jane, vanilla http web.” So, things like…
- Wordpress Installations
- CMS Systems
- Anything fitting “web app”
- Mobile app APIs
- Tor relays & exits
- Game Servers
To say thanks for helping out in all this, we’re making beta participants an offer: Help us with this by running one of our VMs and then using your PC as you normally would, including reboots and we will:
- Give you first shot at hosting apps in our system.
- Host one application of your choice for the rest of your life.
This is a great community, and I’m honored to kick off this work with you. Here is a sign-up sheet for the beta:
(google forms signinup link coming momentarily.)
KLOUDS WILL ONE DAY SHARE SOME CHARACTERISTICS WITH MAIDSAFE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IT EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAR THAT IT IS NOT OUR MISSION OR INTENT TO PROVIDE ANY KIND OF ANONYMITY / SAFETY OTHER THAN ALLOWING USERS TO SUBSCRIBE FOR SERVICES USING CRYPTOCURRENCY AND NOT ASKING THEIR NAMES DURING THE SUBSCRIPTION PROCESS. WE ARE AIMING FOR RESILIENCE AND COMPATIBILITY, NOT PROVABLE ANONYMITY. PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE KLOUDS WITH MAIDSAFE, AS KLOUDS WOULD NOT OFFER THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS.
The purpose of klouds is to reduce the global aggregate cost of computation. While Klouds can host privacy protection tools in docker containers, and it’ll do it without knowing your name, our software does not contain anything beyond what the normal https:// web provides in terms of protection of your identity.
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