component protocol (was: Re: [Standards-JIG] Historical XEPs)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at
Thu Nov 16 22:31:32 UTC 2006

Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre schrieb:
>> - Component Protocol
> I think the component protocol should get deprecated as well. What is
> really bad with this protocol is that it introduces yet another
> namespace where the stanzas can be in.
> Having different namespaces on different links requires quite some
> namespace changes to be done in the server. It really like to stop
> having the "jabber:component:accept" namespace.
> I'd propose, that components could just use s2s-type connections using
> SASL authentication to connect to the server.

I agree that TLS+SASL is the right way for components to connect to the
server. Are you saying that they would use the "jabber:server"
namespace? Also does it make sense for components to be able to connect
to each other (mesh network) without going through the router?


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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