[jdev] Facebook now supports XMPP connections

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Fri Feb 12 11:32:10 CST 2010


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Norman Rasmussen
<norman at rasmussen.co.za> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Pedro Melo <melo at simplicidade.org> wrote:
>> I was able to login with a Psi-based client. The lack of SRV records
>> is unfortunate.
> It shouldn't matter chat.facebook.com has an A record for a server that you
> can connect to on port 5222, why would you need SRV records?

Because the use of SRV records is the recommended way to discover the
IP/Port for a XMPP server, as specified in the 3920 RFC (section

Using A records is the fallback method.

Just because it works, does not make it right.

Pedro Melo
xmpp:melo at simplicidade.org
mailto:melo at simplicidade.org

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