Version 1.10 of Tahoe-LAFS allows to specify a list of multiple introducers. However, this list is static, specified per installation in the BASEDIR/introducers file (thanks to the multiintroducers-path used in i2p-Tahoe-LAFS), given that the introducer only publishes a list of available StorageServers? and not of available Introducers. This also applies for the list of Helpers once the multi-helpers modification be implemented.
Proposed feature consists of:
a) publishing a list of known Introducers that will be used to update the StorageClient?'s list of introducers.
b) publish a list of known helpers that will be used to update the StorageClient?'s list of helpers.
Configuration in tahoe.cfg will be used to indicate that:
In StorageClients?: If we want or not to get the list of Introducers to be updated automatically. If we want or not to get the list of Helpers to be updated automatically. In Helper nodes: If we want the furl of the Helper node to be published via the introducer. In Introducer nodes: If we want the list of alternative introducers at BASEDIR/introducersfurl to be published.