new to erlang: need ideas for server software

Christian S <>
Fri Aug 18 10:12:57 CEST 2006


jungerl.sf.net lists the subprojects
- ftpd
-eldap
-enfs.

No idea what state they're in.

About the other things, some of them are not much of an accomplishment
if they dont do something better than what is already available.

Media streaming for example. Yaws could stream media data over http
just fine today (ok, perhaps not end user complete). Shoutcast has
been doing streaming for... a long time.
But isnt the interesting problem how you save bandwidth, build a p2p
solution for streaming more network-efficiently?

Anyway, my idea for a cool thing to have is a virtual private network
based on tuntap and some clever routing between subnets in the VPN
(relaying traffic between participants if lower latency), fallback on
secondary interfaces (such as bringing up isdn if main connection is
down), of course encryption of traffic.
Plus a local dns and dhcp that can provide names and ips across the vpn.

On 8/17/06, sander <> wrote:
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> * J-EAI (it already exists, but it can use help I think, it's based on ejabberd: http://process-one.net/en/projects/j-eai/ )
> * An IRC server that can integrate with ejabberd to map with MUC rooms and to allow ejabberd users to login to ejabberd with an IRC client.
> * A mail system that works out-of-the-box and is easy to setup (I hate it to setup 9 different programs just to get a mail server, especially if it is very different to configure when you can't run a default system). It would be cool if it integrates with ejabberd and so implements imail: http://users.telenet.be/s.devrieze/imail/imail.pdf Of course it should have modules for IMAP(S), POP3(S), SMTP, dspam integration, spamassassin integration, clamav integration,...
> * Does there already exist an FTP server in Erlang? :-)
> * A proxy server.
> * A streaming media server.
> * A print server (compatible with CUPS). This could be very cool. A company then can setup a print server cluster, each machine in the cluster has at least 1 printer connected to it, when a node is broken (machine broken, printer broken, or out of ink) your print task will be automatically moved to another node B-)
> * A remote backup system to which people can upload files which are afterwards stored on all nodes (or you can have a configurable number of nodes that need to have a disk copy).
> * A file system that uses Erlang (ok, this is no server, but it still would be cool to have on a server B-) )
> * LDAP server
> * NFS server
>
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