[Standards] NEW: XEP-0279 (Server IP Check)

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 13:02:19 UTC 2010

On 12 March 2010 10:37, Nicolas Vérité <nicolas.verite at process-one.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 19:53, XMPP Extensions Editor <editor at xmpp.org> wrote:
>> Version 0.1 of XEP-0279 (Server IP Check) has been released.
>> Abstract: This specification defines a simple XMPP extension that enables a client to discover its external IP address.
>> Changelog: Initial published version. (psa)
>> Diff: N/A
>> URL: http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0279.html
> I am really confused here: Are we reinventing the wheel? Why add this
> entropy? STUN is there, well thought out, coded and strongly tested,
> though maybe a bit complex. If we (improve and) accept this XEP, then
> what CAN/SHOULD/MUST clients and/or servers implement then? STUN
> and/or SIC?

If they're looking for media relay candidates, STUN.

I think the XEP needs to be updated to make this clear. Could the
people interested in seeing this XEP implemented perhaps suggest some
alternative text for the introduction?


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