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Tue 22 Mar 2011, 09:26 AM comp en freedombox

Yesterday, I realized that we all needed to protect our privacy and that we might be facing something more than just ads. The solution, fortunately it was started: Freedombox

There is a specific part I want to cover: protected communication channels. Starting with E-Mails.

In the E-Mail world, GMail is the best, in my opinion, except that it is hoisted on Google servers. How about having a private GMail on your freedombox ? What are the use cases:

Now, the freedombox provides many services. For example we need to have a PGP Key server. How do we advertise that? DNS was made for that. I was thinking specifically about Avahi, providing Multicast-DNS on the local network. I think we need to either transform Avahi into a full DNS server that could run on the Freedombox or have it publish records in an existing DNS server on the box. Why? Because services are already used to publish DNS records using Avahi.

We also need to have a network of Freedombox to add redundancy to our DNS servers. That could be implemented as a second part. It would also be good if we could have a domain like where all freedombox could have a free subdomain for free. Domain names are a necessity.

Now, what I want to do is simple:

Now, it would be freat to have in all modern browsers a dns: scheme which would present all the services of a specific server. For example it could tell you:

This would be awesome.