Mechanisms for use in pointing to overlay networks, nodes, or resources

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Author Ted Hardie 
Last updated 2008-01-27
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Discovering overlay networks and the resources found within in them presents a number of bootstrapping problems. While those hard problems are under discussion, this draft proposes a small set of mechanisms which are intended to be generically useful for providing pointers to peer-to-peer overlay networks in web pages, email messages, and other textual media. While the mechanisms described below each meet similar needs, they are not mutually exclusive; it is expected that each will find some useful deployment during the early days of peer-to-peer overlay deployment.


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