XMPP, Connect Server, and SRV

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Thu Aug 7 22:58:03 EDT 2008

Bron Gondwana spake unto us the following wisdom:
> My idea of the correct behaviour is:
> a) if an explicit server name is specified, use that always
> b) otherwise, lookup up the _jabber._tcp or _xmpp-client._tcp for the
>    domain part of the username.
> c) finally, try the A record for the domain part.

I'm pretty sure this is the *current* behavior, unless I misunderstand
you.  Evan is proposing doing a SRV lookup *also* for the explicit
server named in a).  I don't understand where this is helpful, myself.


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for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
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