[Standards] XMPP as peer-to-peer protocol (Was: XMPP URI usage in "HTTP over XMPP")

Tomasz Sterna tomek at xiaoka.com
Mon Jul 15 08:04:40 UTC 2013

Dnia 2013-07-10, śro o godzinie 03:53 +0000, Peter Waher pisze:
> I've attached the latest revision for your revision.

Quote: "The XMPP protocol however does not have the same problems as
HTTP in these regards. It's a peer-to-peer protocol naturally allowing
communication with applications and devices behind firewalls."

I disagree with this premise.
XMPP is not (by its nature) a peer-to-peer protocol.
It's a federated server based protocol, driving all its traffic through
dedicated servers.

Pushing traffic other than IM through these servers need to address the
same concerns as XMPP based file transfer protocols; i.e. establishing
direct client-to-client connections, negotiating/detecting server
enforced policies regarding used bandwidth and stanza size, etc.

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