[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Rayo Clustering

Ben Langfeld ben at langfeld.me
Fri May 2 13:51:30 UTC 2014

The idea is that implementations of gateways and nodes may be completed
independently. There certainly is a requirement for Supplier A's gateway to
be used with Supplier B's nodes, however. This requires the protocol
between nodes and gateways to be specified.

It is intended that nodes might additionally be used in heterogeneous
clusters, but I admit there is not an urgent requirement for this.

On 2 May 2014 10:29, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM, XMPP Extensions Editor <editor at xmpp.org>
> wrote:
> > The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
> > Title: Rayo Clustering
> Question for the authors, because it's not clear to me.
> We have tended to shy away from standardising clustering protocols, as
> these are perceived as being an implementation detail, rather than
> needed for interop between different implementations; is the purpose
> of this proposal that independent implementations will be run in a
> heterogeneous cluster, and if so how likely is this to happen?
> /K
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