> I while ago I mentioned JungleMonkey: > > http://www.junglemonkey.net/ > > I think it is a distributed filesystem like Napster (I know little about > Napster). I'd like us to take a VERY SERIOUS look into making a Napster-like > system. We can set up a central server at The Open Lab that can register > every node in every VSh system on the Internet. What do you think? > I've better feelings about a peer-2-peer structure, like gnutmeg - http://sourceforge.net/project/?group_id=3965 Maybe only register the locations (inet addresses) of the systems where instaces of VSH are running? > > > > So, stealing some analogies from the corba documentation, our > > naming service would be like the white pages, where you can find other > > computers by their known name, and the trading service would be like > > the yellow pages, where you can look up the computers by the services > > they offer. > > It still would require a central registry, like DNS and.....hmmmm.....could it > be....NAPSTER?! :-) Seen gnutella already? This project handles all files, not just mp3's.