[Spread-users] Tunnels

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Jan 9 10:58:19 EST 2002

> You want to run a Spread configuration with several segments located at
> different sites network wise and have them send point-to-point messages to
> connect the various sites? Spread does do this. If you configure several
> segmenst Spread will NOT use broadcast/multicast to communicate, but will
> use unicast UDP packets between the sites and multicast only within a site.
> So if routing is available to reach the other sites, it should work,
> [...]

But the Spread FAQ says that Spread doesn't work over firewalls,
period.  If it only uses point-to-point for long haul networks,
shouldn't it work if you punch the right holes in the firewalls, or
when using secure tunneling software like VPNs?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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