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Re: [Vrs-development] Jabber and VRS

From: Bill Lance
Subject: Re: [Vrs-development] Jabber and VRS
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 14:03:14 -0700 (PDT)

This make total sense to me.  This Service Manager
thingy has the makings of a very interesting critter. 
I will be glad when we can make more headway in
defining it.

(BTW:  I'm feeling much better.  Hope to be a bit more

--- Chris Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thursday 11 April 2002 16:37, Bill Lance wrote:
> > Chris,
> >
> > How do you see Jabber working with the VRS?
> Hi there.
> Been V. busy of late - looming delivery deadline,
> plus trying to get an XML gateway project spec'd out
>  :o)
> Jabber.
> Well, it's quite simple really.
> View the VRS as a clustered resource server, serving
> webservices
> for the world, and doing so via SOAP.
> SOAP is transport-less and so may be transfered over
> raw TCP and Jabber.
> So SOAP requests for webservices contained in a VRS
> may be satisfied
> over Jabber as well as HTTP etc.
> I was not suggesting that Jabber be used as the
> 'stuff that holds
> the VRS cluster together'.  The clever bit of the
> VRS is the way
> the VRS holds itself together, and the control
> messages required
> for this are *different* in nature to those that
> Jabber supports.
> Goldwater/VRS internally uses  both RPC type calls
> and Publish/Subscribe
> and really really  wants to use multicast IP for
> this - but can't
> until the internet backbone catches up... 
> The VRS is a tightly controlled application. It
> knows what nodes
> are where and wants to feel them under its
> fingertips. It does not
> want or need the lightweight and flexibility of
> Jabber's messaging.
> So, I see Jabber as being just another transport
> over which
> webservice requests may be sent and received. If
> other dotGNU
> efforts also adopt Jabber, then interoperability is
> ensured.
> We could even use Jabber to BRIDGE VRS's and SEE's
> together.
> Jabber performs routing, and it is that which we
> capatalise
> upon inorder to construct the bridges.
> I've not looked at Jabber properly for ages.  One of
> these days
> I'm going to have a right old dig arround!
> Chris
> -- 
> Chris Smith
>   Technical Architect - netFluid Technology Limited.
>   "Internet Technologies, Distributed Systems and
> Tuxedo Consultancy"
>   E: address@hidden  W: http://www.nfluid.co.uk
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