Instant chats and central servers

Bill Nickless nickless at
Wed May 16 16:38:46 UTC 2001

At 11:35 AM 5/8/2001 -0700, Sean Donelan wrote:
>No central server appears to mean no instant messages, am I correct?

As currently implemented, probably so.

This is why I'm so interested in maintaining the Any Source Multicast 
model, in a way that doesn't require any given group to depend on an 
Internet-wide rendezvous point.

In other words, the network directly supports the persistent space (the 
multicast group) without a central server.

Hmm.  Is flooding the only way to do the dissemination of information 
without doing it client/server?

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