[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Internet of Things - Discovery

Ivan Vučica ivan at vucica.net
Thu Mar 27 22:38:10 UTC 2014

Re: section 3.3.x

Doesn't more choices for discovery mean servers and clients need to
implement all "choices"? I'd go with the mDNS/DNSSD method only as it is
already widely used for other discovery uses. DHCP may not be easily
configurable by the XMPP server administrator.

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On Mar 27, 2014 2:36 PM, "Philipp Hancke" <fippo at goodadvice.pages.de> wrote:

> Am 13.03.2014 17:26, schrieb XMPP Extensions Editor:
>> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
>> Title: Internet of Things - Discovery
>> Abstract: This specification describes an architecture based on the XMPP
>> protocol whereby Things can be installed and safely discovered by their
>> owners and connected into networks of Things.
>> URL: http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/iot-discovery.html
>> The XMPP Council will decide in the next two weeks whether to accept this
>> proposal as an official XEP.
> some comments after reviewing it:
> section 3.3.1 describes how to find an xmpp servers. The methods described
> there aren't limited to iot (at least the dhcp one), so it might be a good
> idea to split them off. Not sure how useful that is however.
> section 3.4:
> I don't think IBR should be recommended anymore.
> section 3.5:
> I would recommend moving the discovery to standard disco#items and to use
> components (xep-0114) -- those are not much harder to write than standard
> clients and have many advantages in terms of managability.
> Having hardcoded accounts like 'discovery' is a no-go imo, even with the
> security considerations.
> Affects all examples, but that might be a simple search-replace.
> section 3.11:
> the comment from 3.5 applies here as well.
> example 36 closes update instead of search.
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