[RC5] Different classes of D.Net users?
david at wirestation.co.uk
Thu Jan 28 10:13:32 EST 1999
CompuPC1 at aol.com said:
> Maybe - in theroy that would work, but there are problems. One is the
> fact that some users might feel degraded by being put into a lower class.
> Personnaly, I don't think it really matters but some will argue that they
> have a right to participate inm whatever they want. An even bigger thing
> would be that any one user might have several machines, some being slow/
> having slow connections, and others being fast/having faster connections.
> I'm sure if it came to it, we could find some practicle variation on
> what you suggested...
Not a problem. I, for instance, have 6 machines taking part. Four are
connected permanently, one about 8 hours a day, and one never (uses
floppynet once a week). So I set the four machines which are
permanently connected to take part in the DES contest, but not the
other two. Why not have such a setting so users can say on a per-
machine basis whether they take part in bandwidth-intensive projects.
However, the many other serious problems which have been raised mean
that such projects are unlikely to materialise ;-)
David Cantrell - http://www.ThePentagon.com/NukeEmUp
"I don't practice what I preach because I'm not the
kind of person I'm preaching to."
-- J.R. "Bob" Dobbs
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