[Standards] Domain & JID Aliasing

Tim Brennan tim at zimbra.com
Thu Feb 1 21:23:48 UTC 2007

right -- redirection would be far far far better.  But it will require new client support and therefore we're talking years before I can count on this working in the world.  I'd much prefer a solution that worked now.

Unless there's some way a redirect solution could be made to work somehow with existing clients (e.g. if the redirect was wrapped in a <message> in such a way that we expect most clients to display the error message to the end user telling them to use the different address).  Maybe existing clients do the right thing with <gone>, but I doubt it.


----- "Matthias Wimmer" <m at tthias.eu> wrote:
> Tim Brennan schrieb:
> > OK, so this is additional persistent data that has to be stored for
> every entry on my Roster -- basically a "tojid" for every roster entry
> -- except updated/owned by the server itself (since the server is the
> one that writes the "from")...
> > 
> > This is probably analogous to IP NAT -- it will work as long as
> there is nowhere else in the protocol where we encode our own address,
> aside from the rewritable "from" header. 
> Exactly. That's why I proposed thinking about redirection instead.
> Matthias
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