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Golden Gateway

Julian started a Usenet thread at comp.distributed (viewable at Google) about the Golden Gateway — how do you find the first node in a P2P network? Without any reliance on any centralized service? Viewing the responses, there is an assumption that entry points have to be known at some point — through a friend or a server or some other […]

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P2P and relying on HTTP

The Don Box discussion about HTTP was a good read with valid points. From a P2P, not a web services perspective, we need to guarantee certain capabilities in P2P services that we take for granted in more traditional client/server environments. This includes the following: Transaction reliability — the old two-phase commit of database technology appears again, but this […]

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UDDI Questions

Andy sent some questions on UDDI that I’m going to attempt to answer. If you agree, disagree, or have additions, please drop a comment. Questions: How do you compare UDDI to other methods of discovering networked resources (may or may not be web services) What’s the difference a global UDDI registry and… – google: controlled by […]

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Visual C++ helper function

I popped over to bumr for a minute and came face to face with this Visual C++ code. Whoa! Work! And yes, as noted in the comments,  _bstr_t and _variant_t are darn handy. Almost make VC++ palatable at times. The problem with Microsoft’s Visual products isn’t that they aren’t powerful. The problem is you have to […]

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P2P Networks

I checked out Circle as well as Chord as P2P networks. These are excellent efforts and should be note to anyone who is interested in P2P systems. As with KaZaA, much of the P2P cloud is transient and located on the peers themselves. The folks at Userland should look at how this can be done with Radio 8.0 if […]