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System & method for optimization of multiple clearinghouse federation in instance messaging system.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197684D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-19

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Instant collaboration between different companies becomes more and more popular tool enabling effective resource utilization and better responsiveness. Clearinghouse enables to connect to many different IM domains using a single entry point. All the messages can be sent to a clearinghouse, which will route them to their final destination. There may be a routing challenge when your company is connected to more than one clearinghouse, each serving overlapping set of different domains. This article describes how the naive routing scheme can be improved to gain maximum routing efficiency.