[JDEV] Theoretic.com Now Blocked

Kevin Smathers ks at micky.hpl.hp.com
Tue Jan 8 11:38:09 CST 2002

True, but that doesn't solve the problem of AOL firewalling ports of
servers that become popular.  My point was that only by having each
client act as their own AIM transport will you make it effectively 
impossible to firewall Jabber since each client will be indistinguishable
from a normal AIM client.  

If lots of traffic is being concentrated through a single IP, it is
pretty easy for AOL to figure out that something odd is going on.
Spreading that load out to the edges would effectively remove the


Btw: I understood what you meant by home server, I just thought that
you knew what I meant when proposing to move the transport out to the 

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 11:16:59AM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> I think you misunderstood. By "home" server I meant the server you
> normally connect to (in my case, jabber.org). Just because I use the
> jabber.org server doesn't mean I can't register with the transports on
> another Jabber server. And in fact that is what I do for connectivity to
> AIM and ICQ.
> Peter
> On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Kevin Smathers wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > 
> > These aren't quite the same thing.  Running a personal server means 
> > managing the server, managing logins, managing security, and managing 
> > transports.  This is quite a bit more complex than installing and 
> > running a client.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > -kls
> > 
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