[Cu-wireless] write a server-free chat application!

David Young dyoung at ojctech.com
Tue Oct 22 13:58:58 CDT 2002

Is anybody interested in writing a chat application that runs without a

A desirable chat app will allow person-to-person chat and chat "rooms." It
provides for chat participants' authentication and privacy.  The app
"discovers" other chat applications on the network using, e.g., multicast.
It uses network resources efficiently.  A compelling solution has ports
to Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX. (Perhaps it is a Java applet?)
The chat app should be accompanied by a plan for distributing the app
on a community wireless network, and documentation for the app's network
requirements (e.g., does it need multicast routing?).

Yes, this is a really tall order.  I think that you will solve this
problem over the span of several releases. Early releases will punt on
security, the distribution plan, support for certain platforms, etc.

Is anybody interested?


David Young             OJC Technologies
dyoung at ojctech.com      Engineering from the Right Brain
                        Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933

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