Apache MINA is a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily. It provides an abstract event-driven asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP via Java NIO.

Apache MINA is often called:

  • NIO framework library,
  • client server framework library, or
  • a networking socket library

Apache MINA comes with many subprojects :

  • Asyncweb : An HTTP server build on top of MINA asynchronous framework
  • FtpServer : A FTP server
  • SSHd : A Java library supporting the SSHH protocol
  • Vysper : An XMPP server