from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A technical glitch encountered when two or more IRC servers lose their connection to each other, dividing the network into a number of isolated groups of users.
- v. To leave an IRC server because of a netsplit.
It ran for a month without restarts SurrealChat. net w/o any problems, except occasionally chanbots not rejoining after a netsplit.
This also means that in case of a netsplit, or enough nodes failing, the minority will not be able to make progress.
This means that in this approach, in case of a netsplit, the disjoint parts of the network will accept diverging versions.
With n = 3 nodes, if you have a netsplit between them and you get divergent versions, then your application will have to deal with it.
Ilan, netsplit. de is only a statistical site .. and i think there’s a LOT of valuable knowledge lying in there .. reply
Twitter is basically IRC reinvented with a centralized web frontend. aka “chat for the masses”. now, decentralize it and we’re what, back to 1993? no way Twitter would want to contribute to a public protocol similar to RFC1459. why would they, nobody was ever able to solve the IRC netsplit-factor. so much for “The Internet was built to withstand a nuclear attack”. scriptkiddies are so underrated. reply
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