[jdev] discovery services

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Mar 22 17:55:15 CST 2005

On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 05:37:25PM -0600, Matt Tucker wrote:
> > You could use zero-configuration networking for the discovery:
> > 
> > http://www.cisco.com/en/US/about/ac123/ac147/ac174/ac206/about
> > _cisco_ipj_archive_article09186a0080132b85.html
> To add to this thread, we already support multicast DNS (called
> Rendezvous by Apple) in Jive Messenger (Open Source server at
> http://www.jivesoftware.org). So, you would use mdns to automatically
> discover the central XMPP server and then normal disco, presence, etc,
> to find other clients that support the services you're looking for as
> Peter suggests.
> Jive Messenger lists itself using the "_xmpp-client._tcp.local." service
> name, which mirrors the XMPP DNS SRV entry.


Perhaps it would make sense to write up a best practices document for
use by developers who want to build multicast DNS / zero-configuration
networking into their XMPP-based applications? Or perhaps that belongs
in the long-rumored XMPP implementation guide. :-)


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