[jdev] Lan chat

mame louk mamelouk at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 15:36:40 CDT 2005

> Take a look at iChat / Trillian / Miranda, that use ZeroConf networking to
> discover other Jabber clients on the network.

Hi again,

I accidenlty wrote to one person, so here are the mails (useful I think)

Thanks for the suggestion. If you have little time : your suggestion
opened others questions :-)

Those IM use zeroconf to find other clients : finally they connect to
each other instead of using a server?

I was thinking of using multicast (through a lib since I'm not a good
network programmer), but do you think using zeroconf will be better ?
Isn't multicast is suitted to a lan chat ? (a lot of users in the same
room, it seems to me more simple)

And at last but not least question : Can I use jabber to communicate
from client to client? (simple encapsulation of data, but I wanted to
use a standardized  encapsulation)

Thanks again
answer from Tijl Houtbeckers

Clients connect directly to each other. The protocol is Jabber based but
not officially documented anywhere. ZeroConf uses multicasting (it's
multicasting DNS). There are plenty of libs for this.

> On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 20:10:49 +0200, mame louk <mamelouk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi to all,
> >
> > I am currently thinking how to develop a network chat client, like
> > Borgchat (free, but not open & only on windows).
> >
> > I was wondering if I can use the jabber protocol, without server ?
> > Using multicast, with the ivy bus for example, & using jabber for
> > formatting the output data.
> >
> > Is this right ? (a good idea ?)
> > Can I do this with any jabber lib?
> >
> > Any help will be very appreciated,
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Mehdi
> >

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