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    Post find computers on a network


    does anyone have an ideea on how could a system like kazaa be implemented? i am interested in the part where the kazaa program finds other kazaa hosts without the need of a stabile server(with a fix IP).
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    When someone connects to the Kazaa network, their IP is logged. When someone disconnects, their IP is taken out. Simple as that.
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    yea...but this needs a server computer...can i do it without a server?
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    No. You need a central computer for all the computers to connect to.
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    ..or a network with a load of traffic for identification alone.

    You could possibly follow the example of NetBIOS where the computers will elect a 'browse master' based on seniority and uptime, and re-elect when this computer goes offline.
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    This doesn't have much to do with Algorithms. Moving to Networking.
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    If heinrich lets us in on his language of choice, it'll want moving back to programming!
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    Alright, I'll move this back to Algorithms trusting that the conversation will be more on algorithms similar to Kazaa and not about networking.
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    by the way, Kazaa's search algorithm is horrible...
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    I'm not sure where it best resides Damon. Lets await heinrichs input on what exact assistance is required.

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