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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Using thing registries in XMPP

Using XMPP for the implementation of thing registries has several benefits: it allows for ad hoc connections and real-time communication between peers, regardless of obstacles in the network topology imposed by firewalls. It automatically forwards the network identity of all actors in the network in a way that cannot be spoofed easily. It is also federated, which makes it globally scalable and avoids the creation of centralized bottlenecks. While Thing Registries imply some form of centralization, at least of the bulletin board, the federated aspect of XMPP allows anybody to create their own bulletin boards (registries).

There is also an open extension available for Thing Registries in XMPP. It is defined in ...

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