[JDEV] XML "feed" for server list

admin at jabber.fsinf.de admin at jabber.fsinf.de
Mon Jan 13 16:57:05 CST 2003

On Mon, 13 Jan 2003, Matt Jankowski wrote:

[Providing a list with public Jabber servers]
> Along those same lines, it would be cool/useful to have a discovery method
> for existing jabber entities to acquire this list from their server.


> It would be up to servers on the public network to keep track of
> eachother by remembering who they've done s2s with

Don't think this is good for many of the s2s servers may be not intended
for public sign-on.

Let's compare Jabber with email. It is certainly not necessary or of
benefit to have a list containing "all SMTP/POP3 servers" although one may
argue that everybody needs an email account.

So for the meantime (until Jabber becomes as common as mail :-) I would
argue that a "simple" server list is sufficient.

> Rate-limiting might be useful, as that could easily get out of hand.

...and we get only a list of Jabber servers without any additional
information which renders it practically useless. What servers offer
SSL/transports/are available for public registration/... - this is
information that matters and that can not be gathered automatically.

And, as a last point, I don't think there's a *lack* of public Jabber
servers now so simply going for quantity is not necessary.


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