Comments: Difference Between VoIP and File Sharing

JXTA is a platform for p2p which has abstractions -- peers, rendevous peers, etc. It's easy to see how many p2p protocols, including SIP, fit the JXTA abstractions. See

Also interesting along these lines is Clay Shirky's chapter in the O'Reilly book _Peer to Peer_, in which he discusses how all p2p applications must solve the same basic problems: naming and identity, firewalls and NATs, etc. I found his comments interesting that naming in p2p is distinct from DNS, and that the winners in p2p will be those who can control the namespace.

Posted by Doug Sauder at January 4, 2005 10:23 AM