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irc followup: let's try JXTA

Posted by edburns on July 28, 2005 at 5:30 AM PDT

To follow up to href="http://weblogs.java.net/blog/edburns/archive/2005/07/lets_hear_it_fo_1.html">my
previous blog about the desire for irc.java.net, I'd like to talk
about using Project JXTA in the
interim (and perhaps indefinately, if people like it) to fill the gap.

Shortly after posting the above blog, I was contacted by href="http://blogs.sun.com/gonzo">James Todd about the possibility
of using MyJXTA as a distributed chat service. I tried it out, and it
seems to fit the bill pretty well.

So, I've created a public jxta group called jsfaces. You can
join by using Java WebStart and href="http://download.jxta.org/build/nightly/jnlp/myjxta.jnlp">clicking
on this link.

In my opinion, the number one advantage JXTA has over old school IRC
is the ability to easily tunnel through HTTP using the standard java
control panel proxy settings. In this way companies like href="http://www.oracle.com">Oracle, with firewalls that only permit
HTTP to traverse, can participate in the chat.

I hope to see you all in the jsfaces chat room!

In any case, please continue to vote for irc.java.net,
even if you try out JXTA.

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