[JDEV] Jabber Routing

Thomas D. Charron tcharron at my-deja.com
Wed Aug 11 11:26:32 CDT 1999

On Wed, 11 Aug 1999 07:51:01   Scott Robinson wrote:
>Now is a good time to bring up routing, if we're going to start talking
>about core functionality. A couple of issues with our current "routing" spec
>were brought up in the channel by a lurker on our list.
>a) How are we handling vhosts?
>b) How are we multiple hosts?
>c) What about systems that cannot be contacted directly? Can we setup a
>Jabber Server->Jabber Server routing system?

  Is plausible.  I'd say we adapt the same method used by SMTP to resolve who to send an Email message to..

>d) Will we support a Jabber DNS extension. The particular lurker happened to
>be an admin over at disneyonline and said that "MX" records were a god-send
>for him. Can we create the same thing for Jabber? ("IX" was suggested.) This
>could handle domain issues on both support and centralization.

  This could be done, and if used in conjuction with the first statment, could allow virtual private jabber 'domains' to exist..

Thomas Charron

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