[jdev] XMPP questions

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Feb 14 21:16:19 UTC 2012


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On 2/14/12 2:11 PM, Ruff, Rob wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> 
>>> __-          __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.
>>> 
>>> Formally, yes. If you want to interface with outside XMPP 
>>> providers such as jabber.org <http://jabber.org> or Google,
>>> also yes. In practice, no, but there are some conditions you
>>> have to meet. Specifically, in order for server A and B to
>>> communicate by S2S, both servers must have host entries for
>>> themselves and each other, which exactly match the XMPP domain
>>> name each is serving.
>> 
>> The original poster could also run his servers at IP addresses 
>> rather than fully qualified domain names. In that sense, DNS is
>> not required.
> 
> 
> How would I go about doing this? Is this part of the server 
> configuration?

Just configure your server so that its hostname is an IP address, not
a fully qualified domain name. Most implementations probably let you
do that.

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Peter

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