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Re: [Auth]Draft Spec: Implementation of Gelernter Cyberbodies

From: Martin Coxall
Subject: Re: [Auth]Draft Spec: Implementation of Gelernter Cyberbodies
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 11:47:55 +0100

> My main concern is that the user of this system, in order to
> have access from everywhere, needs to take with him four items
> of information (two URLs, a username, and a password), while a
> user of Microsoft's "Passport" system only needs to know a
> username and password.
> Is there any way in which this system could be modified so that
> the users only needs to remember one URL plus a username plus a
> password?

If we could provide some out-of-band discovery mechanism, perhaps such as 
that used by Freenet clients and/or GnutellaNet clients to discover hosts, 
then people would only need to remember a username and password. Isn't this 
what the JXTA protocols provide?


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