[e2e] a means to an end

Michael Welzl michael.welzl at uibk.ac.at
Thu Nov 6 10:11:28 PST 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 13:26 +0100, Ali Ghodsi wrote:
> Jon Crowcroft wrote:
> > but, BUT this is sidestepping the big problem
> > which is to have a service which hosts the 
> > id<->loc mapping, which actually 
> > scales to the size of the expected workload...
> >   
> Can DHTs be part of the solution, and if not, what are the essential 
> features which they are lacking? (trying to fish for research problems)

Location dependance, which even the "id" part should
have (at least in the form of some concept of "nearness").

This was pointed out quite convincingly (IMO) by John Day
in his "patterns in network architecture" book.


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