[REBOL] Re: The dark side of P2P column ...
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 14-May-2001 13:49
I dont know about "all ports open," but alot of machines that connect to the internet
already have security issues anyway. P2P or not, any TCP using app is
just going to add a mere blip to the already mess of security issues.
As far as asymmetry, I would expect that this is only a really minor issue. P2P should
just help elliviate the growth on the major pipelines, and it could even
help ISP's keep communications inside. Its not like the net hasn't been growing all
this time. This just means its current growth needs may be more
symmetrical, versus asymetrical.
I would imagine if you kept your dialup line connection up for a few days, not only your
ISP would contact you, but so would the telephone company. Both these
guys have seperate accounts for this type of activity--leased line. What about DSL and
Cable? Some of these providers are have been already policing Quake
servers and the like for a long time. Once again, nothing new.
I am not saying the guy is completely out of his mind, I do think that P2P does raise
security and symetry issues. I just think the way he speaks of them is
out of proportion.
The net is pretty resilent. It hardly choked during the "last days" of Napster. I dont
think it will much worse than that anytime soon.
Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> RT is advertising rebol as lightweight distributed system, where each client
> system is able to communicate. Now you can read what Jim Seymour thinks
> about P2P ...
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