[jdev] jabber aliases?

Trejkaz trejkaz at trypticon.org
Mon Jun 19 07:14:11 CDT 2006


On Monday 19 June 2006 21:37, Tony Finch wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Igor Goryachev wrote:
> > I have several domains and want to implement something similar to
> > mail-like aliases (not virtual hosts) in jabber? Is it possible at
> > all?
>
> Forwarding is difficult in Jabber because it is closed-loop whereas email
> is open-loop. Consider what happens if I send a presence subscription
> request to an alias JID, and get a response from the real JID. Will my
> client behave sensibly?

I'm not convinced that you would want to forward presence.  To get something 
similar to mail aliases, you only need to forward messages.  IQs also, make 
little sense.  If you want that kind of functionality the best way to go 
about it is probably to write a jabber-to-jabber transport.

TX


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