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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] New feature at the mirror + request for help

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] New feature at the mirror + request for help
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 08:00:44 -0500
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Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

Have these guys solved the problems that are pointed out in papers
like "Why Gnutella Can't Scale.  No, Really"?

Those problems don't apply, because bittorrent doesn't provide search or naming services.

And don't say "it's just a directory information service".  Some of
the guys I work with (not economists; it's a weird department) do
cell-phone network theory (and occasionally, practice).  At least in
that environment, you run into the same kind of problem (basically,
ping storms trying to find a server) just running a directory service.
I don't know enough to know if that is worrisome on the Internet at
the scales we're talking about.

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