[Freedombox-discuss] Diaspora becoming a community project

Ted Smith tedks at riseup.net
Thu Aug 30 17:02:57 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-08-30 at 17:52 +0100, Michael Rogers wrote:
> On 30/08/12 17:45, Dan Ballance wrote:
> > Would it be possible for "power" FBX users to provide a 
> > PageKite-equivalent service for other users on dynamic IPs? Could
> > these services be advertised within the FBX network maybe?
> I'm not sure whether that would work with protocols that expect to run
> on certain ports. HTTP uses virtual hosts to allow multiple hosts to
> share a TCP port, but I don't think there's an equivalent mechanism
> for HTTPS. I don't know about SMTP, IMAP, XMPP, etc.

Fortunately, in the difficult use case (non-box-users trying to access
box services) we probably don't care about SMTP and IMAP, unless we
expect FBX users to offer email to their friends.

I'd bet that there's some way to leverage SRV records for hosting
multiple XMPP services on a single machine, but different hostnames. I'm
not an XMPP expert, but if one could chime in and confirm/deny my guess,
I'd appreciate it.

What other protocols are likely to require interaction from non-FBX
users? Probably any file-sharing system, ssh, bittorrent, etc.. What

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