[REBOL] P2P Q&A
From: carl::rebol::com at: 30-Sep-2001 10:48
[On the subject of Express and the REB...]
Does that mean we're wasting our time on working on P2P
stuff if it's going to be obsoleted soon?
By no means will it be obsoleted.
However, note that P2P is one of those loose terms. Most
P2P is not true P2P. In fact, marketing folks sometimes
call the entire collaborative market P2P... but what they
really mean is person-to-person connections, rather than
direct peer-to-peer networking.
Express and the REB use a client-server model, but they do
not exclude true P2P reblets. In fact, P2P can work better
if you have a server coordinating and/or authenticating users.
For instance, when you run RIM from the REB, it uses a server
to locate other users, then connects directly to those users.
But, where things really get interesting is when you distribute
the servers themselves... yes.