[p2p-hackers] Introducing BoxCloud
ash at wiredreach.com
Tue May 9 13:15:26 UTC 2006
Hi David -
This is Java app built over the WiredReach Platform (http://
www.wiredreach.org) which in turn is built over several open source
technologies: Eclipse, JXTA, Smack, Jena, Jetty, etc.
Our goal really is to bring p2p like functionality to people that
either cannot use p2p in their networks (IT depts), or are scared of
it (negative press). We figured that by taking a p2pweb approach we
eliminate half the battle. In addition to email and webserver
functionality, the central servers also provide user authentication,
discovery and p2pweb gateway functionality - serving effectively as a
central rendezvous service that can resolve a web url to one or
DHT is used to connect peers already in JXTA and we additionally plan
on using it to locate content in the network. There is currently a
limitation that requires a user's machine to be online to serve up a
file. We would like to treat all content as first level objects in
the network and allow them to be served from one or machines either
owned or leased by the user and/or his contacts.
Would love to hear any other feedback/questions you may have...
On May 9, 2006, at 12:28 AM, David Barrett wrote:
> Looks very cool! Can you give a quick overview of how it works?
> I see you have Mac, Win, and (soon) Linux ports. Are you using
> Java, or
> what language?
> You have some servers in place, clearly, to send out emails and
> manage the
> webserver. Do you use these servers as a central rendezvous
> service, or do
> you have some DHT to connect peers?
> What other neat things are going on under the hood?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: p2p-hackers-bounces at zgp.org [mailto:p2p-hackers-
>> bounces at zgp.org] On
>> Behalf Of Ash Maurya
>> Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 7:10 AM
>> To: Peer-to-peer development.
>> Subject: [p2p-hackers] Introducing BoxCloud
>> Hi all,
>> Wanted to share a new service we just launched called BoxCloud: A
>> dead simple way to share files with people you know.
>> The part we are really excited about is the ability to share files
>> with others right from your desktop but have them view them over a
>> browser - with no additional software required. We strongly believe
>> blurring the boundaries between the desktop and the web (User Centric
>> Web or P2PWeb) needs to happen and creates more interesting
>> opportunities for mash-ups. Head on over to http://www.boxcloud.com
>> if you are interested...
>> Founder, WiredReach
>> company: http://www.wiredreach.com
>> weblog: http://www.wiredjournal.com
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