[Telepathy] connection manager discovery
jching at flex.com
Thu Aug 31 03:40:16 PDT 2006
I've just tried gossip using the telepathy back-end and I have a question
about the telepathy spec.
The spec says the client needs to read a disk file to determine the
available d-bus connection manager services available. I'm curious why
this approach was chosen. In most modern client-server architectures, the
client doesn't keep track of which services are available. I.e. protocols
like CORBA have directory services where a client can go to query for
available services. What advantage is there for the client application to
maintain a local file of services available at the server?
Doesn't this approach open up a potential for a misconfigured system where
the service isn't available, but the file says it is?
Jimen Ching (WH6BRR) jching at flex.com wh6brr at uhm.ampr.org
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