[mythtv-users] Idea for Listings Data

Todd Ignasiak ignasiak at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 15:11:15 UTC 2007

On 6/25/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> On Monday 25 June 2007 10:42, Thom Paine wrote:
> > What if we used some sort of system similar to DNS? I'm sure some
> > people would be willing to host some top level information and then
> > break us down by area? Or a mix with time servers that have different
> > stratum where only certain stratum can contact other stratum?
> Neither DNS nor NTP would do the job; neither was intended to transfer records
> as large as we're talking about. For something "similar to" these protocols,
> but designed to transfer files of the size we're discussing, it starts to
> look a lot like Usenet or a P2P network, which is why the discussion on this
> topic has focused on those two options so far.

P2P seems like it will be the best choice..     But, has anyone looked
into Google Base?   I'm not sure what limits they put on that service,
but it's the closest thing I've seen to a free/open hosted database.
If anything will have the bandwidth/storage needed, it will be a
Google service.

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