On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> I thought we were discussing cable providers delivering content to
> their customers.
Well, we digressed onto multicast it seems.
> I think the local sort of filesharing you're discussing requires two things:
>> 1. Files that are of interest to more than 2 people within the local
> exchange community.
Sure. We might not be there yet, we most definitely will though (when
Corrie is delivered to the masses via the internet..).
> 2. Communication within that community to make the availability of
> the files known.
> Both of those are more practical in the environments you discussed
> (work and college) than in a local neighbourhood.
If humans must do that communication, sure.
Point is that programmes can do this automatically. E.g. Gnutella has
a TTL built-in to try keep things a bit local.
If you enable (and allow!) more local communications, eventually apps
will take advantage of it, and allow better caching of popular
Anyway, we'll see.
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