6636Re: [decentralization] Dynamic Networking
- Apr 24, 2004Wes Felter <wesley@...> wrote:
>I mentioned this a while back, and people complained that Windows 9x,A quick google turned up http://www-rp.lip6.fr/teredo/ Teredo for BSD.
>Mac OS X, and Linux don't support Teredo, so you have no hope of your
>app "just working" on multiple platforms.
So maybe the situation is improving.
Another quick reading of the MS description pointed at IETF drafts such
ISTM this still doesn't solve the discovery and initial connection
problem by itself. Teredo speaks of clients, servers and crucially,
relays. The Kazaa/Skype innovation was to decentralise the relays such
that any directly connected servent could potentially be a relay. In
Kazaa it's a conscious choice. In Skype, it's hidden and completely
automatic. I think Skype has also decentralised the naming service for
I haven't been able to find any independent technical analysis of Skype.
So you'll have to draw conclusions from their own page
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