Crytpograph-Hash-Algorithm-Secured Mirroring

Reflections on a Mirroring Solution

Hello Fedora Community! Thank you all for making the Fedora Summer of Code possible. I am excited to announce that I will be working on CHASM this summer with my two mentors Ben and Robert. They have developed a great solution to a well-known problem, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with them.

In short, CHASM is a Cryptographic-Hash-Algorithm-Secured Mirroring solution, it provides a true peer-to-peer network for keeping mirrors in sync. rsync, the canonical tool used for mirroring, has many deficiencies as it pertains to mirroring large repositories. Existing solutions that solve problems inherent to rsnyc, have used a top-down approach, hence, continuing their reliance on rsync for low-level functions. CHASM has been designed specifically for mirroring from the bottom-up. It will provide a stand-alone solution as well as a modern foundation for other high-level tools to run on.

Here is my FSoC proposal which provides a brief insight into who I am, along with my responsibilities and projected timeline for the project. The CHASM site contains more information and has an Atom feed for those interested in following all developer posts.


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