[JDEV] Bantu?

temas temas at box5.net
Tue Sep 25 18:56:15 CDT 2001


They are proprietary, I thought they were centralized too, but I could
be wrong there.  As for a patent pending on msg encryption, I have to
give them a big "yeah right".  If a patent is awarded in that area (even
if it is a new algorithm), then it'll be highly contested.  Encrypting
XML isn't exactly something new and fresh, encrypting any other data is
definately nothing new.

--temas


On Tue, 2001-09-25 at 16:54, Ragavan S wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I was wondering if any of you had any experience with Bantu(www.bantu.com). 
> I just heard about it from a friend of mine and checked out the website. 
> Wasn't able to gather much information, except for their claims to be 
> 'interoperable', 'secure', 'business-grade'. There isn't much description of 
> the actual protocol (which smells strongly of a proprietary solution), but 
> they seem to basing it on a set of XML APIs.
> 
> If anybody has any more info (maybe even a comparison with Jabber), that 
> would be great.
> 
> Thanks,
> Ragavan
> 
> PS: They claim to have patent-pending message encryption. Intriguing to the 
> security guy in me....
> 
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