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“I looked at the WASTE design document and as I suspected the protocol is a piece of junk. The gnutellaism of broadcasting all requests just makes no sense. Since I’ve already gotten some pushback, let me give a specific example: when you use WASTE to send an IM to another person, under the hood that IM goes to everyone in the group. This is not acceptable behavior for IM software.
BTW, here’s a theory I haven’t seen in any of the WASTE coverage: WASTE is a clone of Microsoft’s threedegrees.”