[JDEV] Jabber server redirection

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Fri Feb 22 20:39:31 CST 2002

Matthias Wimmer wrote:

>Hi Dave!
>On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 03:33:49PM -0600, Dave Dykstra wrote:
>>>It would be no problem to add that to gabber. The only thing is that SRV
>>>records are only defined for s2s at the moment ... not for c2s.
>>Ok, what would it take to define them?
>A sort of an agreement ... a standard for that.
>>Also, that still doesn't completely solve the problem, as Thomas Parslow
>>pointed out; I think it would also take a couple more client changes.  The
>>c2s SRV record in the DNS could allow a client to automatically discover
>>its server name,
>No ... you don't discover the server name. That you have to know already
>to make the SRV request. The SRV record only gives priority, host and
>port for the connection.
>E.g. if _jabber._tcp.company.com directs you to im.company.com the
>server name is company.com ... only the host it runs on is
>We just would have to define the "prefix". Somethink like
>BTW: Why are the services prefixed by an underscore?
see http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2052.txt . Since we now have 
jabber-client and jabber-server defined by the IANA, it should be 

-David Waite

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