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Re: Instant chats and central servers
From: Bill Nickless <nickless () mcs anl gov>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 11:38:46 -0500

At 11:35 AM 5/8/2001 -0700, Sean Donelan wrote:
No central server appears to mean no instant messages, am I correct?

As currently implemented, probably so.

This is why I'm so interested in maintaining the Any Source Multicast model, in a way that doesn't require any given group to depend on an Internet-wide rendezvous point.

In other words, the network directly supports the persistent space (the multicast group) without a central server.

Hmm. Is flooding the only way to do the dissemination of information without doing it client/server?

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