[jdev] P2P v's CS
trejkaz at xaoza.net
Thu Mar 4 19:14:53 CST 2004
> Call me cynical, but I always assumed that Microsofts motivations for
> closing down the MSN chatrooms was to move more people to MSN Messenger.
> A larger userbase allows them to compete better with AOL because MSN has
> two things that AOL can't legally put into their software - P2P voice and
> video chat.
These days, however, AIM has voice and video chat.
> > Not only to protect kids
This must be some new meaning of the word "protect" that I wasn't previously
aware of. ;-)
> > but at least in one case i know of IRC administrators forbidding crypted
> > communication on their (very big) server.
Now _that_ is evil.
But then, who is to say what is encrypted? When I was young I knew several
ciphers which sounded like English. They're just discriminating against
people with more efficient ciphers.
And anyway, on IRC all you need for security is to open a DCC and run something
like blowfish over the DCC. Since DCC is P2P, you get the efficiency back as
a bonus. I always hated IRC's architecture for the way it could make a simple game
of Acro turn into a "get on the server closest to the bot" contest.
'Every sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic' - Arthur C Clarke
'Every sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology' - Tom Graves
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