[JDEV] Misc Status..

Ryan Eatmon reatmon at ti.com
Tue Nov 16 11:27:10 CST 1999

> > May I ask why it's all done through the server?
> > 
> > I mean, for users accessing chat from a browser, I can understand using the
> > server.
> > 
> > But for users doing 1-to-1 or group chat, it doesn't make sense to do
> > everything through the server when for 1-to-1, peer to peer is fine, and for
> > groups, there is a good chance that one of them has a connection fast enough
> > to server all the others.
> Actually it isn't fine. People behind firewalls and proxies, for instance,
> have no way of being able to chat with other people.

There was a discussion a little while back about XML-RPC on the Perl
mailing lists.  This is a protocol that basically allows you to send XML
streams across HTTP using a pull and not a push method.  So in a future
rev of Jabber, XML-RPC might allow us to do IM across a firewall.

And all of this might be possible because Jabber is server based and the
messages are queued up there until the client asks for them.


Ryan Eatmon                reatmon at ti.com
Mixed Signal Product Development EDA Team

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