Re: [dev] [proposal] Suckless Tox-Client as a Skype replacement

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:36:09 +0100

On Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:20:15 +0100
hiro <> wrote:

> Sure, most DHT implementations work perfectly for signalling, as long
> as there are enough people without NAT helping out. But I don't see
> anything about the actual rtp stream there. Does it get sent over DHT,
> too? I see that the DHT is slowed down deliberately. That together
> with uncontrollable commonly bad-quality home internet connections is
> making me fear bad latencies and packet drop just as with tor.

No, not the DHT is slowed down deliberately, but the routing protocol.
Regarding the RTP stream, it's transported via UDP[0] (as usual).
Don't forget the DHT-network is just the layer to help establish
P2P-connections for everything else.
So the latencies you fear are very unlikely, given the DHT-layer is
very small[1] and easy to handle for the nodes.




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