[JDEV] Can Transports discover client addresses?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Oct 2 09:14:46 CDT 2001

AFAIK, the Jabber server itself may not necessarily even know about the IP
of the connecting client (e.g., it may be coming through a firewall).
Certainly this is something that we do not normally expose.


On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Mark Hahn wrote:

> I have been building a transport as a standalone server that accepts 
> a connection from Jabber. The transport would like to know the IP 
> addresses of the IM clients that are connecting with Jabber, 
> registering for and using the services of the transport. Is there any 
> existing protocol (<iq> perhaps?) that the transport could issue to 
> Jabber asking it for the IP address that a specific jabber ID is 
> currently connected from?  The transport itself could care less about 
> the IM client's IP address but the system that it is serving as a 
> proxy for would like to be able to do things that require knowledge 
> of the IM client's location (things like establishing IP telephony 
> connections and so on).   Thanks for any pointers.
> -mark
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