Pest

Pest is a peer-to-peer network protocol intended for IRC-style chat. It is designed for decentralization of control, resistance to natural and artificial interference, and fits-in-head mechanical simplicity -- in that order.

White Paper (DRAFT)

Implementations

Blatta 9976 - 2022-06-16

Blatta is written and maintained by thimbronion (WOT: thimbronion) and implements a large subset of the current spec. Blatta is written in Python 2.7 and uses SQLite3 for the database. Blatta is a work in progress and is updated regularly.

smalpest 97k - 2022-03-05

Smalpest is written and maintained by jonsykkel (WOT: jonsykkel) and implements a large subset of the current spec. Smalpest is written in C and stores data directly on the filesystem. Smalpest is a work in progress and is updated somewhat regularly.