[Standards-JIG] Re: Discovering of less concrete features

Rachel Blackman rcb at ceruleanstudios.com
Wed Oct 27 23:09:38 UTC 2004

> If you consider that you need an XMPP connection to in order to perform
> service discovery, then checking for SRV or IPv6 support over this 
> connection
> seems minimally useful.  At best it could facilitate the collection of
> statistics.

I think that's precisely the idea, though.  For instance, what would be 
really wonderful would be a tool to run on jabber.org (or some 
hypothetical community site, before someone makes that comment) where 
you could just enter a server name if you wanted it added to the 
'public servers' list.

This tool would then go ping the server in question, collect all the 
statistics about its features, and add it into the database.  
Periodically, it would ping the server again to get updated statistics. 
  Then you'd have a nice web tool which, backed by this database, would 
allow you to pick an appropriate Jabber/XMPP server, and would create 
the account for you.

I dunno about you, but I would LOVE a tool like that.  It would make it 
SO VERY MUCH easier to get folks to sign up. :)

Rachel 'Sparks' Blackman -- sysadmin, developer, mad scientist
"If it is not broken, give me five minutes to redesign it!"
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