[standards-jig] Asking the server for my IP address

Casey Crabb crabbkw at nafai.dyndns.org
Thu Nov 21 03:59:28 UTC 2002


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| I have a very simple proposal for the server:  it should be possible
that the
| client can ask the server what its own IP address is.  This is
essential in
| situations where the client cannot determine its real external IP address
| (client is behind NAT), yet another client wishes to directly connect
to it
| (say, via JEP-0046: DTCP).
|
| What do others think?

[Devil's Advocate]
The only complaint I can think of is jabber is 'supposed' to be
transport-layer-neutral. IE: TCP is just one way of using the jabber
protocol. In the future it may run over different network transports,
perhaps ones that don't have IP's.
[/Devil's Advocate]

[My Opinion]
I like it, though it could produce phoney results if the jabber server
itself was firewalled and being port-forwarded.
[/My Opinion]


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Casey
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