[sldev] Scalable Sim Question

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Sat Aug 9 21:31:29 PDT 2008

Argent Stonecutter wrote:
> On 2008-08-09, at 19:02, Lawson English wrote:
>> Argent Stonecutter wrote:
>>> On 2008-08-09, at 15:02, Lawson English wrote:
>>>> Logging into the test metaverse and TPing between grids is now 
>>>> being accomplished by the client interacting with the "Agent 
>>>> Domain," a server which eventually will be analogous to an ISP for 
>>>> your avatar account(s) and it will handle login, group IM, 
>>>> persistent inventory, etc., while the local simulator will handle 
>>>> physics, local chat and geometry issues. The eventual division will 
>>>> be "Agent Domain" vs "Region Domain" where each is responsible for 
>>>> a certain subset of services that the SL client now receives 
>>>> exclusively through the simulator.
>>> I'm not sure that putting the inventory exclusively in the agent 
>>> domain is a good idea.
>> Oh, absolutely, that's why I said "persistent" inventory to 
>> differentiate from sim-specific.
> OK, I think there's either a terminology problem here or I'm not 
> making things clear.
> I'm talking about persistent inventory that is NOT in the agent domain.

AGent domain invetnroy should potentially be available on ANY grid, 
permissions and agreements permitting. Connections to region (or grid) 
-specific inventory servers would be acquired during establishing 
presence with a specific region/grid.
> When you return to the same grid, you would have access to the 
> inventory you had in that grid when you left it.
>> And OpenSIm developers are discussing having multiple inventory/asset 
>> servers available per avatar/Agent Domain anyway.
> You mean the agent domain would have components in multiple trust 
> domains? o_O?
The Agent Domain might have the ability to establish communications with 
more than one asset server, or IM server, or whatever and the 
degree/kind of trust for the Agent Domain is whole new set of 
discussions right there, I think. IN fact, seems to me that a few recent 
discussions for Groupies and Zero's office hours have been about that 
topic and of course, Which Linden  has been having a blast talking about 
monetary transactions in the metaverse.


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