JXTA provides the protocols for basic functions of peer-to-peer networking, such as creating, finding, joining, leaving and monitoring groups, talking to other groups and peers, and sharing content and services.
JXTA is not an acronym, and in particular the "J"does not refer to Java. JXTA is a made up word coined by the project's original sponsor, Bill Joy. JXTA is derived from the word Juxtapose, as in side by side. It is a recognition that peer-to-peer is juxtaposed to client server or Web based computing -- what is considered today's traditional computing model.
a peer to peer technology that provides discovery and delivery, together with much else
1) JXTA technology is a set of open protocols that allow any connected device on the network ranging from cell phones and wireless PDAs to PCs and servers to communicate and collaborate in a P2P manner. 2) JXTA peers create a virtual network where any peer can interact with other peers and resources directly even when some of the peers and resources are behind firewalls and NATs or are on different network transports.
JXTA (Juxtapose) is an open source peer-to-peer platform created by Sun Microsystems in 2001. This platform is defined as a set of XML based protocols that allow any device connected to a network to exchange messages and collaborate in spite of the network topology. JXTA is the most mature P2P framework currently available and was designed to allow a wide range of devices - PCs, mainframes, cell phones, PDAs - to communicate in a decentralized manner.