XMPP, Connect Server, and SRV

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Fri Aug 8 00:04:31 EDT 2008

Peter Saint-Andre spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Ethan Blanton wrote:
>> 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.
> Hmm, it seems that I don't have a) captured in the specs yet:
> http://www.xmpp.org/internet-drafts/draft-saintandre-rfc3920bis-06.html#tcp-resolution
> Will fix.

Ahh, excellent.

By the way, per your earlier question -- we call that explicit server
name the "connect server".  I'm not sure if that's a good name, or
where it came from, but that's what we call it.  :-)


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