Orbited

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"Orbited provides a pure JavaScript/HTML socket in the browser. It is a web router and firewall that allows you to integrate web applications with arbitrary back-end systems. You can implement any network protocol in the browser—without resorting to plugins."

In short, Orbited is a COMET based "Web Server" providing an interface between Web Applications other more traditional types of TCP connection. For example, Orbited can be used to deploy a "pure" web interface to an IRC chat room, without the need for a messy client side Java or Flash application. See an example here

An Official release of Orbited is being maintained on the Tardis by [User:Lolsoc]. It was deployed using Python's [easy_install] and can be removed in this way too should it begin to cause problems.

Deployment

Orbited will probably be running on Port 8069, simply because it can.

Using Orbited

[Compsoc] are currently using Orbited to maintain a web interface to their IRC chat room. Rumours have circulated suggesting that this is part of "Oli's strategy to get more Women on IRC". Oli would probably agree.

Documentation