1994-05-06 - Re: MBone cypherpunks session…

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From: lile@netcom.com (Lile Elam)
To: shipley@merde.dis.org
Message Hash: 4fe96e9b85e1b74ce90377124c0acc4553360d3c58314f42e587d37dbae4fcaa
Message ID: <199405062130.OAA09701@netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-05-06 21:29:24 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 6 May 94 14:29:24 PDT

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From: lile@netcom.com (Lile Elam)
Date: Fri, 6 May 94 14:29:24 PDT
To: shipley@merde.dis.org
Subject: Re: MBone cypherpunks session...
Message-ID: <199405062130.OAA09701@netcom.com>
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>Evil Pete says:
>> >
>> >What is the point here? The MBONE isn't like usenet. Sessions aren't
>> >free. Personaly, I'd say that frivolous use of the mbone will alienate
>> >people. 
>> just cause everyone does not have phone does not mean we shalt not
>> use telephones.
>> just cause everyone does not have email does not mean we shalt not use email
>You completely misunderstand. The MBONE is a very scarce resource at
>the moment. Setting up teleconferencing sessions that aren't, say,
>multicasting a conference (like, say, a Cypherpunks meeting) but are
>just being used to let people do what they do on mailing lists at
>500,000 times the cost in network bandwidth isn't social.


I think you are not quite clear on how the MBone works. It uses the
bases of broadcasting a session once which can be received by the
many. Only a few of those many will get involved with the session
in the since of retransmitting...

There are some WWW sites that have alot of MBone info which you might
check out.





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