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BabbleNet is an XML-based communication protocol and real time chat application that
IBM describes as "a
cross between Gnutella and Internet Relay Chat". BabbleNet's P2P modular framework
and multicast peer location protocol allow decentralized, ad hoc chat networks to be
constructed by users without connecting to or involving a centralized server. Users may also
edit a babblenet.properties file to create private subnets.
BabbleNet supports all Java
platforms. The distribution is free for non-commercial and lawful use under the terms of
an IBM alphaWorks License Agreement.
Date Listed: 01/06/2002