Secure Resource Discovery in an ad hoc environment using M2MI
What is MINI?
MINI is a secure resource advertisment and discovery protocol and
implementation. The current system is built on the Java
Many-to-many Invocation (M2MI)
system. M2MI allows you to make remote proceduce calls on an ad-hoc network
without prior knowledge of what nodes are present on the network.
What is the status of MINI?
The current release of MINI functions reasonably well and can be considered
early-beta. There are a couple of example applications included. See the
files section of the project page for release information. The Java version
of MINI is stalled while we work on the Python version.
What is the future of MINI?
We are currently implementing an M2MI-like system for the Python programming
language. Once this is mature enough to support MINI development, the existing
MINI code base will be ported to Python. Python is quicker to develop in that
Java (for someone proficient in both at least), is platform agnostic (like
Java), has many Very Good™ features (see the
Python homepage for details) that make it a
desirable programming language, and can even
generate Java byte-code! (Python M2MI and MINI do not currently work with
Jython, but it will when Jython incorporates features from the latest CPython).
Further information on the Python implementation of M2MI is available
How do I help with MINI?
Take a look at the sourceforge project page and there may be some bugs or
feature requests waiting for an implementer. You can contact any of the
developers for information getting added to the developer list.