[jdev] Re: Zeroconf and some thoughts..

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Fri Apr 29 11:34:57 CDT 2005

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 14:03:44 +0200, Remko Troncon <remko at psi-im.org> wrote:

>> I think that more than focusing on P2P Zeroconf IM systems (which is
>> something different than XMPP/Jabber), we should look on how we can
>> advertise the presence of a XMPP server (and its services like: allowed
>> logon domains, supported authentication type etc) on the network.
> I personally don't see much use of putting XMPP servers on a local  
> network.
> P2P on the other hand seems a lot more interesting, and requires no  
> server to
> be present at all. Moreover, modifying existing clients to do P2P  
> chatting
> doesn't seem very hard design-wise: messages can be processed as normal,
> and presence should be transformed from the zeroconf way of broadcasting
> presence to an XMPP packet, which should be delivered to the client as
> usual. The zeroconf part is the hardest part to implement.

Modifying it to use a zeroconf discovered server should be even easier.  
Both can be useful of course. In any case DNS-SD is very easy to use. I  
took me about an evening to hack something together with JSO and jmDNS.  
(Since I have neither iChat nor Trillian Pro it is not compatible).

What are the good Java based client out there? Any that support multiple  
accounts like Psi does? I might take a look at it

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