|Weblog:||All Software Should Be Network Aware|
|Subject:||Better use of Instant Messaging|
Response to: Better use of Instant Messaging
The Jabber folks think of things this way -- in fact, O'Reilly's own Programming Jabber has several examples. For instance, the author suggested that he might have a machine on the far end of a dial-up connection periodically dial in (rather than attempt to maintain a long-term dial-up connection), and then register it's presence with a Jabber Server, so that one could know when the "window of opportunity" for connecting back to the home machine was open.
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