[jdev] Support of DNS SRV records ?

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Mon Sep 20 08:51:28 CDT 2004

>> I am considering the usage of SRV records instead of classic A/CNAME for
>> my Jabber server. How supported is it in clients and servers ?
> Practically all servers do SRV lookups for server-to-server connections.
> But most of them use obsolete _jabber._tcp records instead of
> the new _xmpp-server._tcp. So to be safe you will need both.
> For the server domain I have both _jabber._tcp and _xmpp-server._tcp
> records, but for the services on the server available to external
> entities I have provided only the new _xmpp-server._tcp records to
> encourage people to update their servers. I know that at least one big
> server configuration was updated because of that :-)
> Most clients don't support SRV records for server lookup yet.
> However, most of them (maybe all) may be configured to use any server,
> so users of those clients would have to enter server name and/or port,
> not only the JID.

Even tho most clients dont support it yet its probably still best to publish 
those records, dont clients need to support SRV in order to be considered 
XMPP compliant??


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