XMPP, Connect Server, and SRV

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Aug 7 21:45:56 EDT 2008

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.

In the Pidgin universe, what is meant by a "connect server"? Using SRV 
makes sense in general (easier for the end user), but the implications 
of your recommendation aren't clear to me.

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