LinuxProgramming: Sun's JXTA Project Launches New Open-Source P2P ProtocolApr 25, 2001, 21:41 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Touting their newest open source project as the biggest thing to hit the technology community since the TCP/IP protocol, Sun Microsystems has announced the release of the JXTA distributed application protocol."
"JXTA (pronounced "juxta") is Sun's latest effort to get a hold on the peer-to-peer computing arena, the type of network computing used by technologies such as Napster, Gnutella, and OpenNAP. The growth and implementation of peer-to-peer computing is what Sun euphemistically calls the "expanded Web," something which Sun hopes JXTA will play a big part."
"Like the TCP/IP it is readily compared to, JXTA is a communications protocol for use on any kind of network. It will allow peer-to-peer communication and distributed computing between any peers that are recognized on the network."