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SSB Log Entry 687

Pigeon Protocol Daily Update, May 22nd

Note to folks just tuning in: I do daily updates related to #pigeon-protocol - a project with similar goals to SSB.


The Ruby implementation now enforces "canonical ordering" rather than flexible ordering of header fields.


  • Change @, %, & to FEED., TEXT., FILE., respectively.
  • Go back to writing documentation
  • I might actually get rid of multihash along the lines of what Kas suggested. That is, implicitly support ED25519 and SHA256 as defaults. I will call them "the only option" in documentation rather than the defaults. I think that:
    • ed25519 and sha256 have stood the test of time long enough.
    • We can easily add a .whatever suffix later if we need to.
    • It is also possible to configure the "world" that the feed lives to only use a certain signing / hashing algo.
    • I'm pretty OK with a future where a security concern causes feeds to be manually migrated by authors (or left behind for eternity). I don't think this is avoidable, given the eternal nature of a feed- is it?