[Standards] XMPP VPN?

Jonathan Schleifer js-xmpp-standards at webkeks.org
Sat Dec 13 10:32:54 UTC 2008

Am 13.12.2008 um 10:52 schrieb Dirk Meyer:

> HTTP over XMPP may be just wrong to do, but VNC over HTTP is very
> usefull. Think about all the PC users you know who ask your for help
> from time to time. It is easier if you can just use VNC to show them
> remotly. But they are always behind a NAT, so VNC does not work. There
> are solutions to that problem, but providing VNC access by using XMPP
> and tunnel the VNC data over a Jingle stream is a very ellegant
> trick. There will be a button "Get help from Jonathan" and the XMPP
> client will connect to you, negotiate a Jingle connection and you will
> see the remote desktop. But that would require a) end-to-end security
> and b) a TCP-like connection. On the other hand, I would all have less
> time to do stuff I want if my sister could get help with a single  
> button
> :)

Sorry, I didn't mean that the idea was crazy of VNC via XMPP (whereas  
HTTP via XMPP sure is), but that VPN via XMPP is even less crazy :).  
Sure VNC via XMPP is useless, and once again this is where XMPP could  
replace something proprietary: TeamViewer for example.


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