Presence Address. What is it?

Sep 6, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I tried to find some info in the project's documentation to no avail, therefore, can you please explain me what are the following settings:

  • Presence Address:
  • Presence Port: 9998
  • Chat Port: 9999

Tks in advance!

Sep 7, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Presence address is a multicast address on which squiggle clients announce their status i.e. online, offline, etc.

Presence port is the port on which these presence messages are sent

Both presence address and port should be same for all clients on a network otherwise they won't be able to see each other

Chat port is the port on which chat messages are sent.

Sep 7, 2011 at 5:19 PM

"Excellent !...."

Apr 22, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Thanks for the info.

I thought it should be something in our IP range. Why is it something predefined? Does it need some server to be present at that IP?

Are you spying on us ;) ?

Apr 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM


This predefined IP is a multicast IP which can be used to send same packet to multiple machines on network. Its your internal network multicast IP.
You can change it to another IP which is also in multicast range.

And no I'm not spying on you :)