Implementation Of A Pure P2P Collaboration Multiplatform And Its Applications

  • Nakamura N
  • Barolli L
  • Takahama S
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Abstract

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing offers many attractive features, such as collaboration, self-organization, load balancing, availability, fault tolerance and anonymity. However, it also faces many serious challenges. In our previous work, we implemented a synchronous P2P collaboration platform called TOMSCOP. Based on the elementary peer group services offered by the JXTA general framework, TOMSCOP provides four types of services: synchronous message transportation, peer room administration, peer communication support and application space management. By using the four services, different kinds of shared applications for various specific purposes can be relatively easily developed and associated collaborative cyber spaces or communities can be quickly built across the JXTA virtual network overlaid on top of the existing physical networks. However, the TOMSCOP was implemented only in Windows XP OS. In this paper, we extend our previous work and present the implementation of a Multi-Platform P2P System (MPPS). The proposed system operates very smoothly in UNIX Solaris 9 OS, LINUX Suse 9.1 OS, Mac OSX, Windows XP and NetBSD. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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  • computer network architectures
  • computer software
  • computer systems
  • groupware (computer software)
  • operating systems (computers)
  • peer-to-peer architecture (computer networks)

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Authors

  • Nobuhiro Nakamura

  • Leonard Barolli

  • Souichirou Takahama

  • Kaoru Sugita

  • Jianhua Ma

  • Arjan Durresi

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