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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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