[REBOL] Re: The dark side of P2P column ...
From: john:schuhr at: 14-May-2001 16:15
Sorry if this seems like I'm bashing a "respected"
Ignore Jim Seymour.
A) He's not very technical (compared to some of the
ppl who post to this mailing list)
B) He's a negativist.
Of course there are issues with P2P, but he's using
a random buzzword generator to write his articles.
since lots more traffic would be banging around
on the Net among our newly 'serverized' P2P-ready PCs.
Well, duh.. that's the point. But surprise! It's
now *gasp* distributed among the network connections.
Yes, the individual user's bandwidth will increase but
we are in the 21st century for sobbing-out-loud. He
doesn't really expect ppl to be using 56K dialup for
the next 10 years.
As for security.. good grief. Talk about paranoid and
an overall doom-cryer. Yeah, if you host anything on
your machine(s) at home, ppl will *gasp* connect to
your box and do their thing. Some ppl play nice, others
don't. That's when you use a neat little concept
called a SANDBOX. Just wrap your hosted service in a
secure process and *pling*, there isn't so much to worry
Are there security issues? Yes. Should we all just give
up and jump off a cliff? Don't ask J. Seymour for advice.