[REBOL] Some ideas to collaborative environments Re:(4)
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 25-Sep-2000 10:55
Well, a permenent agent is from a perspective a server. Peer to Peer can also
be viewed as client/server to client/server.
Your permenent agent distinction does help me think in terms of who will be
serving, say a group leader aka server. A series of backup leaders could be
made possibly. My backup leaders idea is stinky, but may be workable.
A problem I see that we must deal with is can we apply current standards such
as IRC, NNTP, FTP, etc, with a non-specific server type arrangement. I dont
think so. Therefore we must make either toss these protocols (yuck!), or adopt
a leader/server style environment. I guess this means we must make it very
easy for people to create a server, and deal with the server not being
available. Maybe this is just an issue with NNTP? FTP sites are a dime a
dozen, and I dont know how IRC works.
Maybe we should just focus on the server end, most/all the OS's have the
clients available. Make it a peice of cake for anybody to start thier own IRC,
NNTP, FTP, Mail, mail list, and WWW server.
> Am Sam, 23 Sep 2000 schrieben Sie:
> > For application proliferation purposes, not requiring a server would help
> > out alot.
> Yes this is why I would prefer such a solution. I think I do not relly like
> the centralisitc approach.
> I also dislike conservative client/server paradigms.
> I would prefer a mobile-agent based solution.
> I had this idea some time ago:
> If I want something done, I sit down on my (dialup) computer.
> I'm offline and open my personal-agent communication program.
> My personal agent appears and I describe him the task he has to do.
> I go online and my agent transfers its corpus over the line to one of the
> 24h online agent runtime environments. Now I can go offline, while my agent
> e. g. watches the stocks (and warning me by SMS if something interesting
> Perhaps a similar agent-based approach will be interesting for the
> collaborative environment.
> The whole collaborative environment coult consist of temporary
> and permanent online agents that communicate to each other.
> So one permanent Agent could serve the Environment by providing
> access to some storageplaces of its own.
> A temporary Agent could transfer a new file into the Virtual Space.
> Whats your opinion on this?
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