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Re: using jabber for RPC or inter-server-communication

by zengargoyle (Deacon)
on Jul 28, 2003 at 23:15 UTC ( #278659=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to using jabber for RPC or inter-server-communication

yes and no. with many clients connecting to a single server you still have the problem of the connection to the server going away and your messages getting lost (or raising some sort of lost-connection error).

a way around this is a bit more work. each client machine also has a local jabber server, these local servers can then forward/communicate between each other. then as long as you can keep the local server running (to recieve messages from the local clients) you'll be ok. the servers can be configured (i think it's default) to queue messages for redelivery if the destination is down at the moment.

i'm planning to do about the same thing you want to do, i've been waiting for jabberd2 to settle down a bit, for the core protocols to make it through the IETF, and for working Kerberos/SASL Authentication before i make the jump.

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Re: Re: using jabber for RPC or inter-server-communication
by schweini (Friar) on Jul 29, 2003 at 08:16 UTC
    Thanks for not making me feel that alone out here - re-reading my post, the idea of using jabber for this kinda stuff somehow sounded a bit silly in this supposedly golden age of all these weird ways to communicate between machines (SOAP, web services (same thing?), all those RPC modules, ftp, email, etc.).
    Thanks for that pointer - i somehow foolishly assumed that the clients could buffer messages for delivery, too, and thus stand corrected (and whith a sh!tload of more work to do :-).
    didn't know about jabberd2, thanks for that, too...

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