I'd just like to do a quick 'look at this' on the forge - the guys who
designed it asked me about how to promote the idea to OS users, and I
suggested the forge. They have put the code up in the SVN here, so go take a
Basically it's a client-centric P2P load balancer.
Packets which are destined to multiple users get sent via a proxying P2P
layer which then gets each client to replicate it to its peers, rather than
relying on the central sim to do so. Their initial results look promising
(about a 50% boost in capacity). Obviously there are some security concerns
too, but I think it's a nifty thing worth taking a look at.