Protocol questions

Aaron Stone aaron at
Sat Mar 1 19:49:31 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-01 at 11:47 -0800, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> On Mar 1, 2008, at 11:24, Aaron Stone wrote:
> > What information would need to go into the binary protocol's server
> > identification? If we did this, it should take the standard form of a
> > command, and in the command extras, define fields for however many  
> > bits
> > worth of features that we need to identify.
> 	It doesn't work with auto-discovery.  If the binary protocol has the  
> server speak first and the text doesn't, then they can't sit on the  
> same listener.

Hah, duh. Thanks. Maybe then one of my earlier points, that it's ok to
have separate ports for binary and text (in fact, perhaps requires), but
make it clear that it's because they're pretty much different protocols,
with different rules on how to figure out capabilities.


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