Difference between revisions of "XMPP Resources"

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In Jabber you are able to log in several client programs simultaneously. You don't need to have different Jabber accounts for work and for home. You can chat at home, then go to work, log in again with the same JID and your home Jabber client will not go offline after that. This is because Jabber Addresses (JIDs) have a component called the "resource part" which allows multiple clients to share the same bare JID (as long as they have unique resource parts).
In XMPP, you are able to log in several client programs simultaneously. You don't need to have different XMPP accounts for work and for home. You can chat at home, then go to work, log in again with the same JID and your home XMPP client will not go offline after that. This is because XMPP Accounts (JIDs) have a component called the "resource part" which allows multiple clients to share the same bare JID (as long as they have unique resource parts).


Resources allow individual clients to be addressable on the network, this way the server can send messages to all of your online clients or address a particular client (for instance, to send a file only to your phone).
Resources allow individual clients to be addressable on the network, this way the server can send messages to all of your online clients or address a particular client (for instance, to send a file only to your phone).
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