Preface: I’m new to this technology and probably don’t have the most accurate mental model. Feel free to pick apart anything I say and show me where my assumptions fail.
I think I want to spin up a cluster where “validator” nodes are “trusted”; once they’ve verified some info, they will pin artifacts to the cluster. I was thinking individual “untrusted” users could still fetch content (and perhaps upload artifacts to the cluster too, but they’d only be pinned by a validator node, once some computation verifies correctness).
However, in the docs, it says:
Non-trusted peers only have access to ID and Version endpoints (returning IPFS and Cluster Peer information).
this seems almost totally useless. Can a non-trusted user interact at all with the cluster?? And if not, does the cluster secret need to be somehow shared privately with every possible node that wants to interact with the cluster? I just don’t see how that could work in practice, outside of very niche applications.