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Re: Senator Diane Feinstein Wants to know about the Benefits of P2P
Erik Parker wrote:
This is an instance of the "good enough" or "best effort" phenomenan. When it works 99% or 99.9% of the time, there is hardly any incentive to make it work 99.99% of the time because the observed level of service is good enough and the next event might never come. Prepareness usually has a cost associated and unless other benefits can be realized, it's easy to just ride through the rough time.
If P2p was built upon a little bit, putting in protocols of trust (ala certificates/signed files, etc.) it could give F5 a run for its money and lower the cost drastically of certain network designs.
You don't need trust on the protocol level to disseminate information which has a verifiable source (hash). This was discussed to death just a few days ago.