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Re: Definition of P2P (was Feinstein)
You could search from what was on the node you were querying. The difference, IMO, between DCC and P2P is that P2P allows all those people who were hitting the DCC bots, to be used as more storage. In other words, you have a Network of Peers, and a system to keep track of and grow that network, rather than Peers on a Network, where there was no overall system to manage it.Sorry, was it possible to search for a file from > millions of storage nodes in IRC?
You're also, with Napster, talking about *one system*, rather than having to find the dccbot on irc server X.Y.Z that has your file. Of course, once the others (Kazaa, E-Donkey) got into it, you started having a few systems, and now Direct Connect is more similar to IRC than to Napster in distribution.
I think "Modern P2P" has little to do with the GUI and everything to do with whether it's Peer to Peer, or Client to Peer.