- Nov 13, 2007, 8:41:20 PM (9 years ago)
v1 v2 18 18 politically and technically, centralization has serious problems. It is vulnerable to severe failure modes, for example, where a centralized resource (like a nameserver) fails, impeding the work of every device dependent on it. Centralized authorities are also subject to compromise, which can cascade into a compromise of all the dependent nodes. 19 19 20 === flexibility and peer relationships are good == 20 === flexibility and peer relationships are good == 21 21 22 22 Having centralized, static authorities in a network pushes the network towards stasis and penalizes dynamic nodes. The difficulty of finding services offered from a dynamic node relegates these nodes to consumers of network services, instead of providers. It would be nice to encourage every node in the network to participate as a peer, both providing and consuming services.