[standards-jig] Re: My IP Address
richard at dobson-i.net
Tue Sep 2 10:14:46 UTC 2003
> > What about a simple way of asking the server for the client's own IP
> > The AIM and ICQ protocols have this to assist with direct connections
> > clients. It can be useful for clients stuck behind NAT, particularly on
> > network with a dynamic connection, so that they don't have to each be
> > configured with external IP address information. A simple port forward
> > the router will do.
> Why do you want to ask the server. You can do this with a "iq" and ask
> the the other clients. In our open source demo client we have done this
> for Netmeeting integration with jabber:iq:oob.
> We could take something like this:
> from='user1 at jabber.org/work'
> to='user2 at jabber.org/home'
> <query xmlns="jabber:iq:ip"/>
> from='user2 at jabber.org/home'
> to='user1 at jabber.org/work'
> <query xmlns="jabber:iq:ip">
> <desc>my IP Adress</desc>
How is that going to help someone find out their own external IP? Your
example would just get the other clients internal IP would it not?
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