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From: carl::rebol::com at: 30-Sep-2001 10:48

Question: [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? Answer: 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. -Carl