[hcs-d] Webmail

Joshua Kroll jkroll at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Oct 30 17:16:01 EDT 2008

Or you could be really sneaky and do search on encrypted data:


If only pairing-based crypto were more efficient. Sigh.


On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Jason Gao <jasongao.root at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ah, I see your argument. I was looking at it from just the storage and
> retrieval angle, since the original argument that I was responding to
> is that Harvard could not provide 5GB of storage per user (Bruno's
> email). Maintenance and development would certainly be an issue, but
> isn't that what the FAS-IT people are for? (Well, maybe not
> development, but that portion could be outsourced, without significant
> risk or issue if an internal code review were done after delivery).
> -Jason
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Ivan Krstić
> <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> On Oct 30, 2008, at 3:59 PM, Jason Gao wrote:
>>> Ivan, you're right that indexing would have to be stored locally, but
>>> what's wrong with storing an index separate from the content?
>> It's not a technical problem, it's an ownership and maintenance problem. The
>> appeal of S3 is not needing to set up and manage your own infrastructure.
>> But if you have to run a local system to deal with indexing and searches,
>> then you're... setting up and managing your own infrastructure.
>> --
>> Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | http://radian.org
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