Characteristics of a P2P Network - About

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Characteristics of a P2P Network - About

P2P systems: JXTA

• Released by Sun Microsystems in 2001

• “General purpose” infrastructure for network

programming.

• Goals: interoperability, platform independence,

ubiquity.

• Introducing the concept of peer groups

(partitioning of peers), peer pipes

(asynchronous unidirectional communication

channels), and peer monitors.

• All data interchange is in XML format.

• Open source

© C. Endres / W. Wahlster 2005

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