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P2P Discovery

What kind of core do Kazaa and its supernodes have? Is it iron? Gold? Or is it more of an aluminum core because the cloud that supports the Kazaa P2P network is still malleable — the Supernodes that provide the cloud services are fluid and can change as well as go offline with little or no impact […]

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Iron Clouds

A true P2P cloud does not have a core of iron. By this I mean that there can be no static IP or server providing the gateway or facilitating the communication between nodes within a distributed application. You can argue this one with me for years and you won’t convince me otherwise. I know that […]

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P2P Services

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, […]

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Next Generation P2P?

John Robb at Userland has defined a set of constraints for what he considers to be next generation of P2P. I appreciate that he’s put Userland architecture interests online — it generates conversation. However, I am concerned about the interpretation of “P2P”, for what is, essentially a lightweight server system. Requirement one: The ability for individual […]

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Brave New World

What is going to be the future of connectivity? What is the Brave New World of the Internet going to be? Is it going to be a system of services linked together through one centralized (but benevolent) agency? Need a service? Want to sell a service? Check into the Agency, the Agency will take care […]