Is there any reputation-based p2p system out there?

Taking indy as (if it were) a religion, this item qualifies as (conundrum causing) sacrilige, a shame, taboo, reprehensible, against the grain, respectless . . until you resolve the apparant paradox and latent skkkitseeness by coming to think of the fact that one cannot think of a more ligit way for being than to carry water like a cloud, spew dust like a volcano and coordinate a little so it don't turn out to messy but just rite. Sound with resounding rockoverturnaround til it's unbound, moistened targeted to succor (in this age of composting ignorance nearly and as good as) ANONYMOUS MYRIAD metabolized life forms livin in the ground. No more ligit way for being than to see (that relatively but not even remotely REALLY irrespective) sunshine load itself up and tickle all takers into the shapely heap of shapes in their respective good shapes to be sucked up by and becoming the good ground.

From: Todd Boyle
Date: Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:27 pm
Subject: Fwd: Re: [decentralization] Is there any reputation-based p2p system out there?

I'm forwarding this nice, brief report to Reputation and IJCCR.
Feel free to inform me of your vote, by email, if you have
strong feelings about my forwarding this sort of topic (yea or nay).
I happen to believe that until there is strong identity on the node
(and the natural emergence of persistent reputation), a great
many uses and benefits of computers, as well as networks,
will remain feasable only to large corporations and governments,
and only allowed to the individual with limitations and fees.
(e.g. the ability to conduct purchases or sales! )


>From: Tiago Macambira
>Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 16:29:28 -0300
>Subject: Re: [decentralization] Is there any reputation-based p2p system
>out there?
>On Tue, 02 Sep 2003 15:17:58 -0300, Nazareno Andrade
> wrote:
> > Does anybody know of any p2p system (probably file-sharing) that has any
> > mechanism of prioritizing requests based on contributions other than
> KazaA??
>As fas as I know, kazaa records the user "karma" internally in each
>node. Fake/untrusted clients can announce a higher karma if they so
>desire, rendering this its "karma" system useless and prone to abuses.
>Anyway, emule, a edonkey clone, has a "credit system" that influences
>how peers are ranked in other peers' upload queue. I think it is in
>the same line of what you are looking for. See
>This "credit system" is far from being perfect and there's been quite
>a lot of noise in emule's developers forum about its effectiveness.
>Perhaps bittorrent and its "tit-for-tat" download approach and
>edonkeys "horde" could also be accounted as "mechanism of
>prioritizing requests based on [a peer's previous] contributions".
>Tiago Alves Macambira

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