[jdev] Discovering the Federation.

Maciek Niedzielski machekku at uaznia.net
Tue Aug 29 22:50:39 CDT 2006


Hal Rottenberg wrote:
> Instead of going to that mythical well-connected server (which really
> can only be jabber.org in this context), I've got an idea for what
> could be done first.  It's very client-intelligence-dependent but
> makes sense to me.
> 
> 1. SRV query to the child domain to which the client computer belongs.
> e.g.  americas.hp.net or hsd1.ga.comcast.net.
> 2. Recurse downwards till you canna recurse anymore, captain!

I just got an idea: Why not use DHCP for this? It can already be used to 
discover your default IRC server (8.19 in RFC-2132), so why not your 
default XMPP server?

-- 
Maciek                       A: It's against natural order of reading.
  xmpp:machekku at uaznia.net   Q: Why is that?
  xmpp:machekku at chrome.pl   A: People answering above quoted text.
                           Q: What's the most annoying on newsgroups?

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