International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document briefly describes Dakota, an open-source cross-platform broker for VOEvent message transport which implements the VOEvent Transport Protocol V1.1. Dakota was developed in order to facilitate the growth of the VOEvent backbone network, and to provide a reference implementation for Transport Protocol 1.1. It is available in both binary and source. The binary will run on most Linux distributions, Windows, and Mac OS X, making deployment easy and fast.
This is an IVOA Note expressing suggestions from and opinions of the authors.
It is intended to share best practices, possible approaches, or other perspectives on interoperability with the Virtual Observatory. It should not be referenced or otherwise interpreted as a standard specification.