XMPP, Connect Server, and SRV

Stu Tomlinson stu at nosnilmot.com
Thu Aug 7 20:32:49 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 18:24 -0400, Evan Schoenberg wrote:
> Is there a reason we don't use SRV when a connect server is specified  
> for XMPP?  It seems that we should do an SRV lookup on the connect  
> server (as we do for the domain, if no connect server is specified)  
> and then fallback on the specified server/port.
> This would allow connecting to XMPP server foo with username at yourdomain.com 
>   by setting your connect server to foo without having to know foo's  
> actual server details (specific XMPP server address and port).
> Unless there are objections, I'd like to make this change.

That's crazy ridiculous. Connect Server is there as an optional override
to SRV lookups, I see no other need for it.

What exactly is the scenario where you think this is necessary?



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