Project:::Peer to Peer IRC/file distribution
Posted on 2002-06-20
I was just wondering if any one had any techinical information about application level p2p networks such as kazaa,gnutella etc.
The plan is to make my own modded version for use either over the internet or LAN. however, i'm slightly unsure about successful p2p protocols which would enable my project to work with a large number of users logged on simultaneously.
I will use 2 different classes of nodes on the network, supernodes and nodes (as in kazaa).
More *specific* question..."how would i propagate a search query amongst supernodes that would not use up loads of bandwidth and cpu time?"
Another *specific question*.."how would message routing work amongst supernodes"
I know its quite an open ended and vague question, but i would appreciate it if anyone could point me in the right direction.