[jdev] Re: Serverless (peer2peer) jabber sessions

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Sun Apr 10 07:55:58 CDT 2005

> David Waite wrote:
>> Exactly - Rendezvous is just a (no longer used) trade name by Apple
>> for zeroconf. Automatic discovery of a server is useful, but you still
>> must have someone set up and administer a server before the chat
>> clients would work - not exactly zeroconf.
> That's why we made a CDROM called REPOS.
> With the CDROM that we build, called Erlang REPOS, the server is zeroconf. 
> Just put the CDROM in your harddrive (Windows, Linux, MacOS) and launch 
> ejabberd. This is a one minute operation and client can then connect to 
> the server and start chatting.
> Nothing more to do. Nothing to install on the harddrive (However, the data 
> are created in the temporary directory and reused on restart). No config 
> file to deal with.

That might make it easy but its still besides the point as it still requires 
someone to put that CD into a machine (or to even know that CD exists let 
alone having that CD in the first place), the point of Rendezvous/ZeroConf 
chat is that you dont need a server in the first place full stop.


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