[Bitcoin-development] Policy for DNS seeds

2014-07-21 Thread Wladimir
We've established a few basic rules for the DNS seeds as used in the Bitcoin Core software. See below. If you run one of the DNS seeds please reply to this and let us know whether you agree to these terms. if you think some requirements are unreasonable let us know too. If we haven't heard from

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Policy for DNS seeds

2014-07-21 Thread Christian Decker
How about research projects into node distribution? Specifically I wonder whether the collection and analysis of DNS query origin is allowed when queries are anonymized and aggregated. This would prevent the identification of a single user, which I assume is the rationale for point 4. Other than

[Bitcoin-development] Question on creating test cases for block.CheckBlock()

2014-07-21 Thread Sergio Lerner
I'm working on a BIP which needs to modify the block acceptance rules. I have two ways of testing: - Mining blocks on the testnet - Creating test cases for Bitcoin Core. I want to create those test cases for block.CheckBlock(), which involves verifying 100 dynamically generated blocks. What is

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Policy for DNS seeds

2014-07-21 Thread Peter Todd
On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 03:43:42PM +0200, Wladimir wrote: We've established a few basic rules for the DNS seeds as used in the Bitcoin Core software. See below. If you run one of the DNS seeds please reply to this and let us know whether you agree to these terms. if you think some

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Policy for DNS seeds

2014-07-21 Thread Gregory Maxwell
On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Peter Todd p...@petertodd.org wrote: Might be worthwhile to also write an Expectations for DNSSeed users outlining what security properties the seeds actually have, and what kind of attacks are possible. Agreed. I've seen some amount of use of dnsseeds which