[jdev] Is Jabber P2P?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu May 8 07:24:56 CDT 2008

On 05/08/2008 4:38 AM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Thu May  8 11:24:01 2008, Hardy Huang wrote:
>> dear all,
>> I'm a newbie. I've just read Peer to Peer Harnessing the disruptive
>> technologies. In that book, jabber is stated as P2P. But as far as I
>> know, jabber uses client/server technology. Can someone provide me an
>> explanation to this? Thanks.
> I can provide two:
> 1) People who write books spout all manner of stuff in order to support
> their flakey arguments, primarily in order to sell more books. In
> particular, there are some severely bendy definitions of things like
> P2P, and this is very convenient if you're trying to sell lots of books.

Right. P2P was the hot buzzword at the time (there were whole
conferences devoted to the topic!) so this publisher rushed out a book
and needed material. Voila!


Peter Saint-Andre

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