[jdev] Discovering the Federation.

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Aug 24 13:51:27 CDT 2006

Oh, and another thing...

Cedric Hyppolite wrote:

> The idea behind this
> is to let a user new to Jabber browse the network to find a jabber
> server providing all the features that he needs (gateway, user registry,
> conference rooms) and then register an account in-band. 

The whole point of federation is that you don't need to have all
features available on your "home" server. You register an account at one
server and you can use services hosted at other domains (chatrooms, etc.).

> In a perfect
> world the server statistics (uptime, ping) would be available through
> the discovery protocol, but I may be asking too much.

Yes, we'll have that information at www.xmpp.net once we set up a
network monitoring service (sends pings and disco#info + disco#items
requests to the servers registered with the XMPP Federation).


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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