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

Perry Melange pmelange at null.cc.uic.edu
Tue Oct 22 14:38:20 CDT 2002

I'm interested in participating.


On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, David Young wrote:

> Is anybody interested in writing a chat application that runs without a
> server?
> 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?
> Dave

Perry Melange      "Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler."
pmelange at null.cc.uic.edu                              - Albert Einstein

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