>>Stefan Berndtsson wrote:
>Dima <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> It seems to me that what you're really looking for is an add-on to
>> -- IRC seems to be the best candidate -- a protocol that would allow
>> a person joining the channel/network send their ID
>> (eg. email@example.com) to the server.
>Uhh.. what do you think the client DOES send to the server when signing on?
>nickname, username, hostname, servername (of the server they connect to)
>and their so called Realname, which is a text they can pick on their own.
Well, I guess I didn't mean _just_ that. Remember, we may want to send
some data via ftp or start a talk, or whatever else that icq thing does.
So that should be a block of information such as whether I accept ftp
connections, talk requests, what else. I may not want that kind of info
be readily available to anyone, so I want encryption and some kind of
authentication -- ftp bit may include username & password. Then, why not
throw in something like rexec or ORB, or at least leave room for that
-- we're talking about integrated services thingy.
Also, I'm on a dial-up connection, so my hostname may not resolve --
and my ip address may well be different next time I sign on.
That could be stored in the Realname I suppose, as long as everyone
agrees on the format. I guess icq also keeps my e-mail address
while I'm off-line, but I don't see why that can't be done by the client.
Anyway, it's just my $.05 worth.
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