PSN Architechture

Proposed Architecture

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  • The network consist of a number of nodes.
  • Each node is uniquely identified by it’s .onion address where it is reachable.
  • Each node must maintain a connection to the TOR network and a .onion address.
  • The .onion address may change but the node name can never change (or rather – changing it means becoming a new node).
  • A node may maintain a public Internet presence.  Nodes with only a .onion presence is called Private Nodes, whereas nodes with a public Internet presence are known as Public nodes.
  • Public nodes must use HTTPS.
  • Each node maintains a private key and a public certificate.  There is no central certificate authority, but each certificate must be signed by at least one other node.

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