[jdev] XMPP questions

Waqas Hussain waqas20 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 06:11:53 UTC 2012


On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:09 AM, Ruff, Rob <rruff at scires.com> wrote:
> Hi,
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> I am new to XMPP and have a few questions.  I have read the book and a
> number of different websites and am still not sure about a few things.
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> We are considering using XMPP for chat, conferencing, etc between a number
> of systems that will not be connected via a reliable network.  The systems
> may lose connectivity at any time, especially if one is moving.  Since any
> of the systems can lose connectivity, an XMPP server will run at each one so
> the systems that are still connected can communicate.
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> I am using Openfire and Spark as well as a bot I created using the gloox c++
> library to do some prototyping/testing.
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> -          Is a DNS required to use XMPP, in particular for the server to
> server connections?  I have played around with using the hosts file and I
> can’t seem to get that to work.
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> -          I have seen references to BOSH for unreliable connections but it
> usually referred to client-server connections.  Could that be used for
> server-server connections as well or is there something else you would
> recommend?
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> -          Is multicast required?
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> -          I understand that conferences are hosted at a particular server.
> That would mean if that particular server lost connectivity then the
> conference would be unavailable for the others that are still connected.  Is
> there any way around this?
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> Thanks in advance!
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> Rob
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