Public rendezvous available?
I want to use JXTA for my diploma thesis, but find it very hard to get started. I've been experimenting with several applications for a while (Shell, JxtaView, MyJxta, jxCube, ...) but I never managed to discover peers on the internet (I did on local networks, however). Now, I think I've found the reason:
I am behind a firewall and NAT router, so I need to use http to find any rendezvous peers on the internet, right? However, looking at the pubnet list produced by http://rdv.jxtahosts.net/cgi-bin/rendezvous.cgi?2, there is only one http rendezvous server available, http://126.96.36.199 ("pelican"). When I try to ping it, I get no response, so I guess this server is down.
When TCP doesn't work and the only public http server is unreachable, it is pretty obvious I can't find any peers on the internet. Am I right?
My two questions are:
- is it true that 188.8.131.52 is down?
- is there any other public rendezvous peer I can use?
(a third question could be: If it's down, why is it still on the seeding list, but that is not important to me)
P. S. chrisdekock put a very similar question in the thread "is jxta a dead cat" today. But as an answer is very important to me, I decided to make it a separate thread.