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Open Peer to allow direct peer-to-peer signaling to initiate connection between people, using browsers

Open Peer to allow direct peer-to-peer signaling to initiate connection between people, using browsers | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

While WebRTC is a protocol that allows direct communication between individuals on the internet, using their browser, there is a bottleneck that needs to be resolved. 

WebRTC does not have a "signaling protocol", which allows the initial contact, the "handshake" between two computers, to be performed without the assistance of a dedicated server.

The trouble is that firewalls are preventing that initial communication from happening. They close your computer within a space that others, on the outside, cannot penetrate.

 

Now there is some important work in progress to establish an open peer-to-peer signaling protocol that will overcome the handshake bottleneck.

More at http://openpeer.org/

 

Open Peer is peer-to-peer signalling protocol taking advantages of the IETF advances of firewall penetration techniques for moving media and adds a layer to performs the media signalling in a peer-to-peer fashion but does expect that a minimal requirement of rendezvous servers existing. Beyond the initial rendezvous to get past firewalls, the servers should drop out of the protocol flow and are no longer required.

 

Open Peer was designed with these main goals in mind...

 

There is also a reference here to a previous article about WebRTC

 

http://tinyurl.com/d3y28sm

 


Via Sepp Hasslberger, P2P Foundation
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A Conversation with Albert-lászló Barabási - Thinking In Network Terms | Edge

A Conversation with Albert-lászló Barabási  - Thinking In Network Terms | Edge | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Once you had data, you could build theories. Once you had theories, you have predictive power, you could test that and then the whole thing fitted itself. It suddenly very actively emerged as a field that we now call network science. Going beyond networks, going beyond connectedness, we realized we started to know not only whom you connect to and whom you see and where are your links (the economical, personal, social or whatever they are) but we started to see also the timing of your activities. What do you do with those links? When do you interact?

That was the second way; we called it 'human dynamics.' It describes what do we do in real time, because if you think about it, social sciences have been trying for a very, very long time to try to describe human behavior. They did a really good job delivering a set of tools for how you measure a person's activity, but much of that was really based on observation, based on small samples and based on interviews and questionnaires. What has happened in the last decade or so is that thanks to the many activities we have, and thanks to the many digital devices that we carry around, much of our activity became completely recorded. We got to the point that there's so much data recording happening around us, that pretty much somebody who lives in a big city in Western Europe or in the United States, much of their life, almost in minute resolution, can be reconstructed from the many data streams that we leave around us.

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