[Standards] 0174 Serverless Messaging: Discovering Capabilities

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Mar 8 09:33:26 UTC 2018


On 7 March 2018 at 16:26, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> On 3/5/18 3:37 PM, Christian Schudt wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I find the whole passage „Discovering Capabilities“ of Serverless Messaging [1] a bit confusing.
>
> Are people still using this technology? In my experience, it was a fun
> experiment in ~2006 but didn't work well in practice: too chatty over
> the network, presence never worked correctly, you'd send a message to
> someone and it turns out they weren't available, etc.

I'm aware of people experimenting with this on ad-hoc networks such as
emergent vehicle networks.

While I agree that it's probably flaky as hell in practise, I think it
remains our best shot at this.

Dave.


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