[JDEV] non-jabber clients

Gallant Cheung gcheung at arkon.bc.ca
Mon Jun 12 19:35:26 CDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Eric Bowersox [SMTP:ebowersox at jabber.com]
> Sent:	Monday, June 12, 2000 3:14 PM
> To:	jdev at jabber.org
> Subject:	RE: [JDEV] non-jabber clients
> > 	I just wonder how u can have the ability for various 
> > IRC clients,
> > which have their own protocols to connect to their server, to 
> > connect to a
> > Jabber. It is very interesting.
> The svc_irc module of the Jabber server listens on port 6667, and behaves
> as
> if it were an IRC server.  It even supports a "NickServ" service for
> authenticating with the Jabber server.
> > Also, for example, Icq client 
> > has their own
> > protocol and encryption, which does not broadcast to the Internet, to
> > communicate with icq servers and other clients. Therefore, 
> > how can a jabber
> > client can connect to the icq server?
> Jabber clients connect to the ICQ server via the "ICQ Transport," a
> slightly
> different piece of server software, that acts as a bidirectional
> translator.
> The ICQ protocol is actually fairly-well understood, and there are several
> open-source ICQ clients; the ICQ Transport builds on that work to
> translate
> outgoing Jabber messages into ICQ messages, and incoming ICQ messages into
> Jabber messages.  In essence, the ICQ Transport is a big ICQ client with
> the
> Jabber protocol as a UI.
	Actually, I've taken a look on the icq protocol. The icq2000a
protocol looks different from the previous version. Therefore, if the icq
protocol is updated frequently, u all will do a lot of work to guess their
new protocol and update the your icq transport. 
	BTW, do u have have icq200a protocol or open source icq client?
Actually, I also find that it is a challenge to run the IM behind a gateway,
coz there are so many ppl runs their client behind Internet sharing machine
or hardware?

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> 					Eric
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