A Maay Peer is a basic element of the system.
A peer is the virtual counterpart of a user. It contains:
- a Maay Node: this is the coordinator of the peer. The
Maay Node is responsible of the peer-to-peer communication. The user
can interact with its Maay Node through interfaces. By now, only a Web
interface is available. The Maay Node runs the protocol and the algorithms and uses the database
- a Maay Indexer is associated with a folder on a
machine. The indexer crawls the files on this folder and updates the
database of the Maay Node through an interface. By now, an interface
based on XML-RPC is available. The Maay Node can accept several Maay
Indexers from different computers. The Maay Indexer also considers
public and private data.