[e-lang] P2P - NAT bypass
ansible at xnet.com
Mon Mar 23 12:31:33 EDT 2009
On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 04:37:26PM -0400, Kevin Reid wrote:
> (Speaking of p2p, we really need a working NAT-bypass strategy --
> that's most of why I'm not using/writing any distributed apps right
For more on this, it is useful to examine what Skype and other P2P
apps are doing, especially in the VoIP and VPN areas.
Skype itself is constantly evolving... not without some controversy:
(old article) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/10/08/how_does_skype_get_through/
One of the keys with anything like this is that the user should be
able to just install it and get it up and running without configuring
STUN server IP addresses or such.
Many current solutions seem to rely on first contacting a known
server, and from there learning what peers are close to you.
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