[jdev] Re: Zeroconf and some thoughts..

Iain Shigeoka iain.shigeoka at messaginglogic.com
Fri Apr 29 14:01:12 CDT 2005

You might want to check out the Jive Messenger server. I believe they 
added zeroconf support and might be thinking about making it optional 
in their Smack client library...



On Apr 29, 2005, at 9:34 AM, Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:

> 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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