Configuring SRV Records
It is possible to configure your SNApp so that others can get service information when looking it up. For example, you may want to tell the user you are hosting an xmpp server at a specific port, or even at a different .loki address, or perhaps even load-balance a service across multiple .loki addresses.
To start open the Lokinet config file, If you have built Lokinet from Deb packages, you can open your
lokinet.inifile in the
nanotext editor with the following command:
sudo nano /etc/loki/lokinet.ini
Otherwise, if you have built Lokinet from source, your
lokinet.inifile will be in the folder
~/.lokinet/lokinet.ini, and can be opened in
nanowith the following command:
sudo nano ~/.lokinet/lokinet.ini
Under the section heading
[network]add one or more entries with the following format:
srv=_service._protocol priority weight port [target]
srv=_xmpp._tcp 10 10 1234 mylokiaddress.loki
This would be an entry for the XMPP protocol, pointing to
mylokiaddress.lokiat port 1234.
srv=_mumble._tcp 10 10 64738
This would be an entry for Mumble, pointing to the SNApp you are configuring at port 64738.
The target in this entry MUST be one of the following:
- empty, which means "just use the .loki for this SNApp"
- a single dot (
.), which means "this SNApp does NOT have that service available"
- any valid name in the .loki TLD.