Verizon Policy Statement on Net Neutrality

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Sun Mar 1 15:24:10 UTC 2015


Scott,

Asymmetric measured where?  Between client and server or between 
servers?  I'm thinking the case where we each have a server running 
locally - how do you get a high level of asymmetry in a P2P environment?

Miles Fidelman



Scott Helms wrote:
>
> Anything based on NNTP would be extremely asymmetric without 
> significant changes to the protocol or human behavior.
>
> We ran significant Usenet servers with binaries for nearly 20 years 
> and without for another 5 and the servers' traffic was heavily asymmetric.
>
> On Mar 1, 2015 9:11 AM, "Miles Fidelman" <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net 
> <mailto:mfidelman at meetinghouse.net>> wrote:
>
>     Aled Morris wrote:
>
>
>         Sadly we don't have many "killer applications" for symmetric
>         residential
>         bandwidth, but that's likely because we don't have the
>         infrastructure to
>         incubate these applications.
>
>
>     Come to think of it, if USENET software wasn't so cumbersome, I
>     kind of wonder if today's "social network" would consist of home
>     servers running NNTP - and I expect the traffic would be very
>     symmetric. (For that matter, with a few tweaks, the USENET model
>     would be great for "groupware" - anybody remember the Netscape
>     communications server that added private newsgroups and
>     authentication to the mix?)
>
>     Miles Fidelman
>
>
>
>     -- 
>     In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
>     In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra
>


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