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Re: [Mldonkey-users] Re: Mldonkey-users Digest, Vol 5, Issue 4

From: Mike Jones
Subject: Re: [Mldonkey-users] Re: Mldonkey-users Digest, Vol 5, Issue 4
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 16:06:27 +0000

Maybe you should stick with emule.

P2P through email has to be one of the worst ideas
I've heard in a long time.  I can't wait to see what
you do with all the spam chunks your receive, fake
addresses, and what you do with mailboxes limited
to 5 megs in size. Never mind the sysadmins that
cut off your email since it is already a strained
resource. (plus the other million problems any sane
person can easily forsee :))

Projects that try to be all things to all people 
always fail when a smaller, faster, sleaker idea
comes along.  Use the right tool for the job.

I could use a chainsaw to beat a nail into wood, but
a hammer just seems more appropriate.

Every hour of development spent on silly ideas is
an hour lost of productive development. On
a project that already has such few developers, I'd
hate to see resources spread even more thinly.

But, to each his own.  I look forward to your patches.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ezequiel Martín Cámara <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 12:38:00 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: [Mldonkey-users] Re: Mldonkey-users Digest, Vol 5, Issue 4

> I'm sure you can make plugins to have mldonkey get your
> email too -- but is that really useful or appropriate?

I don't think that P2P through email would be such a bad idea... Actual
P2P networks require everyone to be online at the same time, and many
people just don't have their computer on all the time. So a P2P network
that used asynchronous communication might have a much bigger search
base, and be more robust.

Some or all of the information edonkey exchanges -file lists, search
requests and results, file parts- could go in email attachements, so
that clients and server don't even have online at the same time for P2P
file sharing to succeed.

> I would like to see it
> focused on the things it was designed to do (P2P),
> and do them well.  Use the right tool for the job.

I'd like emule to do file sharing in the best way possible. If it is
modular enough that it can handle finding and getting the file from an
FTP server, altough I would not want it to try to be a general FTP
client- just use it as another way of file sharing, as transparently as 

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