[Standards] updated STUN discovery proposal

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Apr 19 16:39:40 UTC 2007

Matt Tucker wrote:
> Peter, 
>> For that matter, why not encourage people to use the SRV 
>> lookups that have been defined for discovery of STUN servers 
>> and not try to do everything over XMPP?
> SRV lookups should probably be tried first. The problem is a practical
> one only:
>  1) Many hosting companies don't support setting SRV records.
>  2) The person setting up the XMPP server is often not the person with
> control of DNS. Making DNS changes at a large company (for example) can
> be like pulling teeth.
> So, I think it's a good idea for us to serve up STUN servers via XMPP as
> an alternative. But we should keep it as simple as possible. Maybe
> there's a requirement to make STUN servers change all the time... I just
> haven't heard it yet?

Chris Mullins provided his reasoning for using a well-known pubsub node 


"STUN servers will change all the time" was not among his reasons. But 
he can defend his reasoning better than I can...


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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