[standards-jig] About outgoing packets.

Casey Crabb crabbkw at nafai.dyndns.org
Fri Mar 14 23:17:00 UTC 2003

How does denmark.gov know who you are? Should it accept connections
from just anyone? Also, part of the "Jabber Way" is to make things
easy for client developers. Whats easier: using an already established
stream, or creating a new stream through a bunch of potential

I'd argue that it's alot easier to just use the existing stream and let
the server deal with it. There are a lot fewer server implementations
than client implementations so it makes sense to move the complexity
to the server.

I hope this helps


On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 02:12:10PM -0800, Edwin Zacharias wrote:
> I hope this is the appropriate list to ask this
> question.
> I understand why Jabber's stream protocol is used for
> packets sent to you, but why is it used for sending
> packets out?  Since you know the host for a user, such
> as hamlet at denmark.gov, why not just connect directly
> to denmark.gov and send it there?
> The only thing I can think of is that it provides
> anonymity for the end user?  Are there any other
> reasons?
> Thanks,
> Edwin
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