[jdev] Discovering the Federation.
cedric.hyppolite at free.fr
Thu Aug 24 14:04:51 CDT 2006
Thanks for the fast replies !
I asked this question because, the first time I tried Jabber, I
looked at different places on the web xmpp.net, jabber.org before
finding a server to register an account to. I wanted to know if this
search for a server could be done in some way inside the xmpp network
through S2S protocol, instead of using a 'legacy' network like http.
> ...The 'jabber federation' is controlled by DNS - just
But there could be a way to share the content of a cached list of the
jabber servers one server has talked to in the recent past... This is
not the case with email, but in-band account registration is not
common with email. With jabber, registering in-band could be nicely
coupled with in-band discovery, IMHO.
Le 24 août 06 à 20:51, Peter Saint-Andre a écrit :
> 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
>> 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,
You're right, then the selection of the 'home server' is easier, but
the discovery of the servers that host the useful service is still
left to the user, out of xmpp.
>> 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).
I look forward to this.
> Peter Saint-Andre
> Jabber Software Foundation
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