Re: [apps-discuss] IETF technical plenary: the end of application protocols

Hannes Tschofenig <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net> Mon, 21 March 2011 18:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] IETF technical plenary: the end of application protocols
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On Mar 21, 2011, at 7:53 PM, Scott Brim wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 13:46, Claudio Allocchio
> <Claudio.Allocchio@garr.it> wrote:
>> because they do not know what the Internet is suppoused to be:
>> "communicating with the others", e.g. receive information, but also GENERATE
>> information.
> 
> yes we must absolutely insist that the Internet be fundamentally peer
> to peer.

Whatever the peers in this exchange are. 

If peer means Web browser then you will probably like the RTCWeb BOF.

>  But on top of that, 98% of exchanges between what look like
> peers at the IP layer is client-server at higher layers.

Purely a matter of definition. 

Ciao
Hannes