[Foundation] New protocol out of SIMPLE+XMPP :?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Oct 28 17:58:57 CST 2003


On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 06:22:46PM -0500, David Yitzchak Cohen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 04:43:00PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
> > To me, there are three possible "solutions" to this "problem":
> 
> > 2. A higher-level negotiation protocol, which enables two servers to
> > negotiate which server-to-server protocol they will speak, if any. So
> > you either do SIP/SIMPLE or XMPP (or Wireless Village, or some other s2s
> > protocol that you negotiate). This seems harmless, even useful.
> 
> ...but mechanisms for deciding on this kind of stuff is going to appear in the XMPP docs, no?  The net effect is making XMPP more complex for the sole purpose of being able to interoperate natively with SIP, and I fail to see any advantage there. . .

No, that would not be part of XMPP, that would be some other protocol,
or perhaps a stream feature that a Jabber server could implement if it
wanted to -- it's too early to tell, but in any case it will *not* be 
part of the XMPP specs, it would be some kind of extension or separate
protocol.

I don't see much point in speculating about this stuff until after the
IETF meeting Nov. 9-14. I'm just posting here to let people know where I
stand.

Peter




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