Re: [rtcweb] Facebook is not SIP

Lorenzo Miniero <lorenzo@meetecho.com> Thu, 20 October 2011 09:41 UTC

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Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:37:11 +0200
From: Lorenzo Miniero <lorenzo@meetecho.com>
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Il giorno Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:30:16 +0200
Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>; ha scritto:

> On 10/20/11 11:23, Iñaki Baz Castillo wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > When two Facebook users chat via web, they are already using a
> > signaling protocol in-the-wire, which one? The *custom* signaling
> > protocol Facebook designed.
> They're using XMPP: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/chat/
> 
> Unfortunately Facebook has chosen (so far) to not participate in
> federation.
> 
> Rest of message deleted, since it's based on a false premise.


I think what Iñaki meant is that the protocol between the browser (in
JavaScript) and the Facebook server is custom: the fact that it is then
gatewayed to XMPP is a different matter, just as the decision not to
federate.

Lorenzo


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