[AG-TECH] Idea for creating "observer only" venues

Tom Coffin tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 25 07:06:05 CDT 2004

for passive viewing - why not just have a venue which
starts up a broadcasting application instead of rat?

active participants could use a venue with usual tools.

At 04:54 PM 10/24/2004, Frank Sweetser wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 08:20:36PM -0500, Ivan R. Judson wrote:
> >
> >
> > Seems like just using some authorization facility would be easier. Just
> > don't allow those participants to "write" to the venue.
> >
> > The authorization stuff that's in 2.X is admittedly incomplete and the SOAP
> > latency makes it hard to use, but it's proven itself when it comes to the
> > design and structure. In 3.X we'll have to make sure it's fast enough to be
> > usable because with it you could do what I'm describing, which is what you
> > really want. you don't really want to bridge venues this way, it's plumbing
> > at the wrong level of the system, IMHO.
>In principle I agree with you.  However, the problem I see is handling the
>media streams.  If a person is allowed into a given venue, there's 
>currently no
>way to forcibly make their rat (for example) recieve only, and completely
>disable the talk option.  Since the actual media data doesn't go through the
>venue server, there's really currently no way to enforce read only vs read
>write with respect to video or audio.
>Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu
>WPI Network Engineer
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