BadBlue Adds PHP and CGI Support
Ground-breaking peer-to-peer package adds advanced application
serving to its capabilities
Early Trial Now Available
Atlanta, GA -- December 26, 2000 -- BadBlue (www.BadBlue.com) today
announced the availability of its significantly enhanced Personal
Edition. The new software is a free download available at the BadBlue
web site. Its major new capabilities include support for the PHP
hypertext preprocessor, CGI (common gateway interface) and improved
support for ISAPI application serving.
"The initial version of BadBlue allowed users to share files using
a tiny, search-enabled web server," said Brandt Ross, chairman and CEO.
"We consider the new version a major step in giving BadBlue users
unparalleled capability for creating and deploying P2P, vertical and
conventional web applications."
"The unparalleled growth of PHP as a simple, powerful web development
tool made it a natural extension to BadBlue. Users can learn PHP,
develop applications for it and even deploy it using the small
footprint BadBlue server."
How BadBlue Works
The BadBlue system transforms a client workstation into a powerful,
search-enabled web server. BadBlue lets the user configure shared
folders and files and other personal options using any standard web
Because BadBlue's entire P2P user interface is written in
HTML, it can be completely customized and tailored to its environment.
One of the tiniest Windows-based web servers ever produced, the core
BadBlue server requires approximately 60K of space and supports many
advanced features including CGI, ISAPI, PHP and other web
extensions. In addition, BadBlue can be configured to run as a
Windows 9X or NT service for uninterrupted operation.
Beta User Comments
Gerald M. Polucci, an early user, stated, "BadBlue goes a long way
towards making peer-to-peer a practical reality for individuals and
organizations. Many products use proprietary client interfaces and
protocols; BadBlue utilizes a browser as its interface and HTTP as its
primary protocol. It's therefore extensible and customizable for a
wide variety of vertical apps. And fitting the whole server into
about 60 Kb is quite a feat of engineering."
BadBlue indicates that it is planning on releasing an Enterprise Edition
of the product during the first quarter of 2001. "It will support its
own flavor of access control, so that content can be selectively shared."
Ross said, "It will also support enhanced searching, file uploads and
disconnected application serving for companies with the need for mobile,