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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Oct 28 20:37:31 UTC 2004


In article <468F800B-286D-11D9-A918-000A958F753E at ceruleanstudios.com>,
 Rachel Blackman <rcb at ceruleanstudios.com> wrote:

> > 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.

Well, not quite -- I usually try to determine that the person adding the 
server to the public list is an admin of some sort. ;-)

> 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.

Yeah, I've been meaning to write such a tool but haven't gotten to it 
yet.

> 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. :)

+1!

/psa




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