[bittorrent] Should new protocols be discussed here?

Michael Parker mgp at ucla.edu
Sun Jul 17 00:39:33 EDT 2005

If it's borrowing aspects from BitTorrent, I think it's suitable to 
discuss it here. Besides, this is an "unofficial" BitTorrent mailing 
list, isn't it? (As opposed to the Yahoo one, which I think was set up 
by Bram.) Another good mailing list that I'm sure would engender 
discussion on your project is the p2p-hackers mailing list, found here: 

- Mike

Bill Cox wrote:

>As you may have read already, I've got a basic BitTorrent file system
>running.  However, doing things like running xine on a mounted DVD video
>or xmms to play music from a torrent don't work so well.  I'd also like
>to use this system with YUM.  The BitTorrent doesn't work very well for
>these applications.
>I'm starting some initial design work on a new p2p protocol, only
>loosely based on BT, which hopefully could work well.  I think the
>primary application will be streaming video, both TV broadcasts (where
>lots of people watch at the same time), and video on demand (where each
>person does their own thing).  I'm also thinking of adding features to
>make the protocol better suited for legal delivery of copyrighted
>material (such as fee-per-use VoD).  If the protocol works well, I
>should be able to mount remote torrents as a file system, and then just
>play videos, or use YUM or up2date to update my system as if the files
>were already on my disk.
>I suspect that any realistic discussions of such a protocol could
>generate a lot of e-mails.
>Is this the right place to have that discussion?  If so, I've got about
>5 pages of introduction to the problems I'm interested in possibly
>tackling, without even getting started on solutions...
>BitTorrent mailing list
>BitTorrent at lists.ibiblio.org

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