[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Jingle Relay Nodes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Feb 11 04:42:43 UTC 2010

On 2/10/10 10:47 AM, Justin Karneges wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 February 2010 09:29:31 XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
>> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
>> Title: Jingle Relay Nodes
>> Abstract: This documents specifies how Jingle Clients can interact with
>> Jingle Relay Nodes Services and how XMPP entities can provide, search and
>> list available Jingle Relay Nodes.
>> URL: http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/jingle-nodes.html
>> The XMPP Council will decide at its next meeting whether to accept this
>> proposal as an official XEP.
> Cool.  I wonder how practical of a requirement it is for a relay node to not 
> be NAT'd though.  Who is not behind a NAT?  Maybe the rules should be relaxed 
> to allow those behind a STUN-compatible NAT to act as a relay node too.  That 
> would really open the doors to who may be a relay node.  Note: I have not yet 
> considered the added complexity in that case.  I am just thinking out loud.

It's not clear to me if we really need to say that a relay node MUST NOT
be behind a NAT.


Peter Saint-Andre

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