[sldev] Scalable Sim Question

Dahlia Trimble dahliatrimble at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 09:52:38 PDT 2008

I think there needs to be a distinction made between inventory and assets. I
was under the impression that assets on the asset server were the actual
serialized asset, and anything in inventory was just a reference to the
asset? If true, then it would seen the inventory could be safely stored in
the agent domain without risk as the asset servers could have the final say
about whether an outside grid gets access to the asset.

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:38 AM, Argent Stonecutter <secret.argent at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On 2008-08-09, at 23:31, Lawson English wrote:
>> 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.
> I'm obviously not making this point clear.
> What I'm talking about is there being grid-local assets associated with
> your account. Assets that are not shared with any other grid. This inventory
> is not shared with any servers that are not in the same protection domain as
> the grid's region domain.
> Let's say I log in to grid.piratebay.org. I then teleport to Second Life,
> and arrive as a Ruth. I go to Yadni's Junkyard and get some freebies. I edit
> an asset in my inventory. Is that asset now transferred to an asset server
> at grid.piratebay.org, or does it remain on an asset server in the SL
> grid?
> There's several possibilities:
> 1. Yes, it's now on an asset server in the pirate bay. The copybot ruckus
> will be nothing to this.
> 2. You can't do that, you can't take that into your inventory. that's the
> current situation.
> 3. No, it stays in the SL asset server but the pirate bay agent domain can
> get a copy of it, but promises not to give you access to it if you're not on
> the SL grid. This seems to be what you're suggesting, and from the point of
> view of content creators it's indistinguishable from #1.
> 4. It stays in the SL asset server and your client connects directly to
> that server to manipulate it, and that access is only allowed if you're in
> the SL grid subject to the SL rules. That's what I'm suggesting.
> The distinction between 3 and 4 is that SL doesn't have to trust the pirate
> bay grid to let you teleport into the SL grid from there. You could have a
> client that does all kinds of bad things, but you don't have the pirate bay
> grid effectively becoming that client for everyone who happens to be logged
> into it.
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