[dcdev] Re: New Encoding Scheme First
Jernej Simončič <[email protected]>
2003-11-28 5:55
"Zdenek Stangl on [dcdev]" <[email protected]>

On Friday, November 28, 2003, 16:26:50, Zdenek Stangl wrote:

- no xml. Too big payload:usefull_data ratio

XML is useless for this type of data exchange IMHO.

- no hub-side data compression. There are still low-end hubs running 1000+ users

What about making the compression optional? And, isn't is usually cheaper to
upgrade the hardware than to upgrade the connection type?

Then again, what's the limit on the number of hub users which the *client*
can handle - I remember before upgrading the hardware on my server (used to
be Via C3 533MHz), dcgui would eat all CPU if I connected to 4-6 reasonably
big hubs...

Another thing we should consider is encrypton. Here's why:

- it makes data shaping based on content much harder - the connection won't
 look much different from SSH sessions, or even HTTPS

- it makes the data monitoring impossible - a few weeks ago there were
 rumors that German ISP T-Online would be monitoring P2P transfers of their
 clients, and apparently some people have already gotten into trouble
 because of this


Jernej Simoncic, [email protected]

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