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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free as in Freedom Network Services [was: Tack

From: Ted Smith
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free as in Freedom Network Services [was: Tackling Network Effect]
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:16:39 -0400

On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 11:11 -0600, Patrick Anderson wrote:
> > This language is both ageist and sexist.
> Sorry, I meant non-guru.

Non-gurus use BitTorrent on a regular basis. BitTorrent is a great
example of a peer-to-peer network that is very useful and needs port
forwarding. Virtually all bittorrent clients now can automatically
configure forwarded ports. Further, within a network of freedomboxen,
only some need to be able to communicate on privileged ports (such as
the port for email, which is the only one I know of that is actively
blocked by ISPs).

I think your concern is a valid one, especially if we want to provide
network services that are drop-in replacements for existing current
ones, but that seems not to be the way things are going.

(Further, won't IPv6 solve this again? Not that I'd want to bet a system
on IPv6 deployment...)
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