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dht-id

1.0.2 • Public • Published

DHT-ID

DHT-ID generator and operator, designed with circular Id namespaces in mind, used in webrtc-explorer. Currently only supports 48 bits, but I'm happy to make accept PR that make it Id size agnostic.

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Properties

  • Uses sha1 to guarantee that ID's are generated with an uniform distribution
  • Runs in Node.js and in the browser
  • Respects the natural circular ID namespace DHT are known to use (meaning that there is no ID higher than 48 bits)

How to use

var Id = require('dht-id);

var idA = new Id(); // generates a new random Id with 48 bits length

var idB = new Id(<value to generate the Id from>); // generates an Id based on the value, same value always generates same Id

idA.toHex(); // returns the hex value of the Id in a string

idA.toDec(); // returns the dec value of the Id in a number

idA.next(); // basically this id + 1, useful to send to Sucessor

Id.spin(); // returns an id larger than the max possible in Hex, useful when the message has to spin the ring

Id.hash(content); // convinient way to find the Id of a content and guarantee that it has our ideal id length


Install

npm i dht-id

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Version

1.0.2

License

MIT

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