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[REBOL] Re: The dark side of P2P column ...

From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 14-May-2001 17:53

Ed O'Connor wrote:
<snip> > "If Napster wasn't peer-to-peer but it still let you > type the name of a song and listen to it, it would > have been just as popular." > Joel Spolsky -- >$320
</snip> It probably would have worked alot better too. I think this is the real dark side of P2P. My estimate is that Napster was about 70% reliable, on a good day. Scary. Holger, you said: The ONLY situation where you can get away with not having any central servers at all is if you can use broadcasting or multicasting, but this is not possible on the whole Internet (yet). If you dont mind my asking, what did you mean by "(yet)"? --Ryan