[Hardware] Notes... The case for an open client

jbass at dmsd.com jbass at dmsd.com
Sun Aug 15 16:25:36 EDT 2004


Elektron <elektron_rc5 at yahoo.ca> writes:
> > everything else can be cron driven perl/shell scripts.
>
> And huge ASCII files are a horror to parse.

ASCII files are a horror to parse in perl?, or python? Sure beats having
to release several hundred binary P2P clients

> Because there aren't 256 big projects yet.

It's not an issue of big projects, but an issue of freedom of
choice in choosing key spaces to search. As Dan earlier put it
not having a chance of finding the key because of luck of the
draw locking you into the key space where it was not.

The only reason to have such coarse granularity, is to support
competitive non-cooperating efforts to search keys, where near realtime
sharing of searched key space was prohibitive.

John


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