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Pipes, protocols, and P2P in Mozilla
Protozilla is a browser add-on that makes it very easy to implement
protocols in Mozilla (or Netscape 6.x). It is not a traditional browser
plugin, but may be described as a "socket adapter", like the kind that you may
carry around with your laptop when you travel internationally. With
Protozilla, implementing a new protocol becomes as easy as typing a one line
URL prefix, or dragging-and-dropping a file. Protozilla enables any CGI
program or Unix/MSDOS command line program to instantly become a Mozilla
"plugin" with little or no modification. These external programs, which may be
written in any language, communicate with Mozilla through their standard
input/output and the environment variables.
If you are a Mozilla/XUL developer interested in executing other programs from within Mozilla, see the IPC page.
If you are running Mozilla/Netscape 6.x, you can usually install Protozilla from the Download page simply by clicking a button.