arh14 at cornell.edu arh14 at cornell.edu
Mon Aug 9 12:33:21 CDT 1999

Yes, the second you let clients talk to clients you open up a whole can 
of worms.  Hence my original question about security.  If security is an 
issue that cannot be satisfactorily solved, than client-to-client 
connections should be discouraged, or simply prohibited (simply don't 
give out the IP).


On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, Thomas D. Charron wrote:

>   Not really..  Low level XML parsing is fairly easy to do..  Technically so is MIME, but the issue IMHO is NOT if to use MIME, but how to allow for offline message storage, and still allow limitations to be placed on it..  And all this will rely on feature/settings negotiations..
>   And while I'm on that topic, client-to-client transfers suffer one minor problems..  What happens when a client starts a client-to-client conneciton, and then throttles them with data..  The servers can filter out this and act accordingly, a 28.8 user can, well, disconnect..
> ---
> Thomas Charron

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