SRV stuff (Was: Re: [JDEV] Jabber server redirection)

Matthias Wimmer jabber at
Tue Feb 26 04:26:03 CST 2002

Hi David!

David Waite schrieb am 2002-02-25 16:08:19:
> I don't know, I didn't standardize the SSL ports. The application was 
> apparently delayed because they were upset about us using two separate 
> ports (I would imagine it is because there are only 48k or so total).

Maybe we should implement auto detection for SSL and use 5222 for both.

> I think I would prefer _jabber-client-ssl._tcp and 
> _jabber-server-ssl._tcp (either way should work). I could try to 
> register the SSL ports, but would anyone be totally against requiring 
> SRV lookups for SSL-based connections?

AFAIK SSL is not used for s2s.

> Actually, there was another issue I didn't realize until reading the SRV 
> doc. Supposedly now that there is a registered service with the IANA, we 
> should be using that within the SRV lookup (see RFC 2782, Format -> 
> Service (interesting bit at the top of page 3). This means that 
> _jabber._tcp should really be _jabber-server._tcp. Whoops.

Shouldn't be that hard to change. We can have both entries in DNS for
some time to support old servers. And we can change the server to query
_jabber-server._tcp first and fallback to _jabber._tcp.

Tot kijk
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