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Re: Forming a Routing Working Group

From: Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:55:01 +0200
To: public-interledger@w3.org
Message-ID: <505bab37-b659-788d-a8d2-b975c22cb17c@tr80.com>
I've commented on routing before and those views still hold true:

Basically, the interledger routing problem isn't different from any
peer-to-peer network, even if the "peers" are pools of machines on a
blockchain or similar.

The bad news is that it's a hard problem, scores of people have
attempted it before and the internet is littered with the corpses of
those who have perished in the endeavor.

This means, and this is the good news, that the necessity for
peer-to-peer routing mechanisms is on many more people's minds than just
the interledger crowd here. The Named Data project from my post above
seems like one that's starting with a good set of assumptions but it
hasn't yielded anything of note and I'm not holding my breath.

So my suggestion for interledger is:
- Scale down your expectations as to how fast and easy this can be
solved. Exchanging couple of emails on this list won't do.
- Join the rest of the world in what is a global, internet-wide endeavor
to increase your chances of succeeding.

-- Xav

On 06/22/2017 10:26 PM, Evan Schwartz wrote:
> There are a number of people who have expressed particular interest in
> Interledger routing. I'd like to propose creating a working group
> focused on this topic.
> The structure, goals, outputs etc are TBD but I could imagine a group
> like this having calls on a regular basis to discuss ongoing research
> on routing and generally working to figure out how the next version(s)
> of Interledger routing should work.
> If you are interested in this topic, please join the *first call at
> 3pm UTC on July 5th*. Details for joining the call below.
> If you have ideas for discussion topics or other suggestions, please
> respond to this thread with them!
> *Interledger Routing Working Group Call*
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> -- 
> Evan Schwartz
> Software Engineer
> Managing Director of Ripple Luxembourg
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