I am sure this has been asked and answered several times, but I didn’'t find anything that sounded particularly positive.
We deploy our applications into a multi-tiered web infrastructure. The front-end (tier1) is Internet facing, and we generally run a sort of “proxy” there. Sun’'s IM calls this “mux.” The “Application Tier” (tier2) is generally where we run our “backend” xmpp server. This server (in tier2) cannot talk to the Internet, but can communicate with other “internal-only” xmpp servers, it also has access to “ldap” for auth/e and “mysql” to store user preferences. The “databases” are in the “Data Tier” (tier3).
Anyhow, is there any way to run Wildfire in this way? I’‘d like to move from Sun’‘s Java System IM to Wildfire, but it has to be compatible with our current infrastructure. We were able to do this before we started using SunIM (before they were XMPP) by using the opensource jabber.org 2.0 components. Sun’‘s IM is still in its early stages feature and compatibility wise. The only thing it provides is integration with Portal and authentication/authorisation thru Sun’'s Access Manager (which we use).