[Standards-JIG] zero-conf spec?

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Wed Dec 14 23:09:00 UTC 2005


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Someone asked me offlist about client-to-client implementations of XMPP, 
> which made me realize that we have never documented how to use Jabber 
> with zero-configuration networking (a la iChat's Bonjour/Rendezvous 
> mode). If folks are interested, I could write up a short spec 
> documenting how that works. The basic idea is that you discover other 
> clients on a network using RFC 3927 (obviating the need for 
> authentication with a server as described in RFC 3920), then exchange 
> messages and presence directly between clients. But it might help to 
> write up a brief JEP about that so other client developers can follow 
> the spec rather than try to guess. :-)

Justin Karneges described how iChat did this to me one night. Perhaps 
he'll chime in or you should ping him.

- Nolan

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