Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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btrimby
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2009-09-30

DNS.

email uses MX records (albeit for s2s comms), XMPP uses SRV Records (for c2s and s2s)

you're asked for your credentials for your XMPP account (Let's call it "FooBar IM" or "Google Talk"). Your client looks up the service based on the domain portion of your account through DNS.

Go ahead, try this:

dig SRV _xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com

[snip]
;; ANSWER SECTION:
_xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com. 900 IN SRV 20 0 5222 alt4.xmpp.l.google.com.
_xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com. 900 IN SRV 20 0 5222 alt2.xmpp.l.google.com.
_xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com. 900 IN SRV 5 0 5222 xmpp.l.google.com.
_xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com. 900 IN SRV 20 0 5222 alt1.xmpp.l.google.com.
_xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com. 900 IN SRV 20 0 5222 alt3.xmpp.l.google.com.

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We have the technology. It's up to clients and providers to use it.

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