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Re: Real Media and M-Bone feeds
- From: Vadim Antonov
- Date: Tue Oct 05 17:34:09 1999
Sam Thomas <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am not foolish enough to argue with a million lemmings. One need only
> convince the one in front to change direction.
You'll be amazed at the incompetence of lemmings in front :(
> That a more scalable solution has not yet been developed is not evidence
> that one does not exist.
Of course, not. But this is someting in research domain - if and when
a magic solution is found, then it'll make sense to discuss it.
Doing engineering in hope of some future magic is, well, unwise.
And there _are_ problems which cannot be solved.
> Classful routing and address assignement wasn't
> scalable, either, but we have (hopefully) come out of that era with some
> cleverness and reliance on good design.
...and on '67 vintage theoretical work by Kleinrock and Klein who showed
that routing can be done in scalable manner. Aggregation is nothing new.
>> Nah. It is a clear and present case of not thinking hard enough.
> Indeed, and you're willing to dismiss multicast without second thought?
No, i'm willing to dismiss it after years of playing with it and thinking
about ways to fix it.
> As time passes, I can assure you that the line between the two will blur,
> whether because of multicast, caching, or greed is yet to be seen.
> * I am a multicast newbie, and largely illiterate in current implementation,
> so don't laugh at my suggestions publicly, please. :-)
Uncommon honesty :)