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Peer To Peer Network Operating System: Concept Discussion - New Pervasively Ledgered Encryption Based Secure Network OS (PLEBS NOS)

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New Pervasively Ledgered Encryption Based Secure Network OS (PLEBS NOS)

New Pervasively Ledgered Encryption Based Secure Network OS (PLEBS NOS)

Proposal for a new OS based on the following requirements:


**Ledgering and journaling of IPC to enhance security.

**All IPC and data transfer sequences encrypted, with decentralized signatures en masse.

**No server caching, all communications via local and transglobal networking with caching at routers.

**Communications and processing with hardware encryption dependent.

**Completely Open Source to prevent ransom demands and back door formations.

**Independent decentralized committee to oversee development (no enterprise or bureaucratic agendas).


Check out the Sticky Forum Topics below for further information about PLEBS NOS, and please comment and criticize constructively.

David Underwood
David Underwood Mar 29 '16

The present paradigm for 'cloud computing' depends largely on heavy lifting servers distributed worldwide. It is not within the scope of this article to discuss the reason this situation developed, but the problems inherent are easily palpable. For example:

- Balkanization of servers and databases

- Monopolisation of servers and databases

- DDOS attack and other attacks dependent on the homogeneity of the operating system processing

- Despotic control of the monolithic servers and the information that is held and processed by them


IBM lost its lead in the mainframe computing arena when Apple radicalized computing by maintaining a populist micro computer ie. small nimble budget friendly computational devices as compared to 'Big Brother' type controlled, monolithic mainframes. It was a political statement as much as a technological revolution.


IBM Mainframe


Bell Labs, the UNIX inventors, came up with the Plan 9 OS largely as an answer to these problematic questions. As an OS, this did not really take off, but strangely enough Windows CE turned out to be a similarly fashioned Network Operating System (to an extent). This shows the suitability and economies of scale of a distributed operating system in a mobile first world.


Windows CE Based Smartphone


A network distributed, highly replicated kernel with a ledgered transaction block chain and encrypted IPC would certainly up the ante towards a highly secure, failure tolerant operating system. This is already available from IBM. A concise but valuable resource pertaining to security concerns within an OS can be found at Apple's discussion page here.


A fine example encapsulating the principles talked about here can be seen in a recently developed network OS, called MaidSafe. Within this P2P topology, anyone can donate space and computing power to enhance the network, and get remuneration in terms of cryptocurrency.


Further reading:

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Distributed Database Management System?

Advantages of Distributed Operating Systems





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