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A new JXTA book to be published

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ae6rt
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A few of us learned out of band about a new JXTA book to be published soon. The author is Jerome Verstrynge; the book: Practical JXTA: Cracking the P2P Puzzle. My understanding is that the book will be out in the next few weeks.

http://www.practicaljxta.com/

Jerome, thank you for the hard work that went into writing this book. The community will no doubt be stronger for it.

Mark

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adamman71
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Hi,

Several people have encountered issues when trying to use the code examples provided at www.practicaljxta.com on multiple peers, especially when located beyond NATs and firewalls.

I am posting an errata explaining why they encounter these issues and how to solve them.

Sorry,

J.

adamman71
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adamman71
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Hi,

http://www.practicaljxta.com seems to be blocked for some people in Asia. You can try http://www.dawningstreams.com/practicaljxta/index.html instead.

It should be available on Amazon and other resellers in a couple of weeks (mid or end of September).

Cheers,

J.

wwilliams
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Oh excellent! I searched at Amazon a couple of days ago but failed to find it. I'm hoping this is going to be a comprehensive book on the latest JXTA 2.5 release especially in more advanced areas such as JXTA security and using the PSE to create secure peer groups while being able to leverage access control to certain privileged peers which I desperately need more knowledge on.

Thanks.

-Wayne

adamman71
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Hi Wayne,

It won't be on Amazon (or other distributors) before 6-8 weeks and we can't make it faster.

The book does cover the implementation of security in JXTA/JXSE. It contains examples explaining how to create a key store, X509 certificates and private key pairs, and how to exchange a message over a secure pipe. It also explains how to use the PSE and provide guidance on how to improve the currently very permissive access to peer groups. The book also contains a reminder of general cryptography concepts which must be mastered to implement/use security in JXTA. It also discusses the access service, which in fact, could be implemented on any resources in jxta (i.e., services or content).

You can get the table of content of the book in the excerpt available on the www.practicaljxta.com webpage. The book will also be made available in Google Books and everyone will be able to search its content online. Unfortunately, Google told us it would take up to 8 weeks...

J.