3dpong request for hosting
Benjamin M. Schwartz
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Jan 11 19:04:13 EST 2008
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Samuel Klein wrote:
> Yes, it would help to have distributed network services such as ones
> that let you say "join the next available connect/pong game"
This is easy to implement within the current sharing framework. It just
requires each game to pair off users as they join the activity.
> and "pass
> this message to wadeb when he reconnects".
This is much harder, and much more interesting. At the beginning of the
project, there was much discussion of a store-and-forward network, so that
students could send e-mail and use other non-real-time internet services, as
long as they occasionally meshed with someone who occasionally had internet
access. This is still a worthy goal, but it has slipped in priority, to the
point of being forgotten.
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