06-29-2006, 12:21 PM
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canton, Mi
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not sure what your getting at with the IM server, but here is some info I have found out about MDS first hand.
First off, MDS comes in 2 parts. On a generic install, one where MDS is not installed, a little piece of MDS does actually get installed. The part of MDS that gets installed is the piece that makes the little 'BLackberry Browser" icon appear on your home screen. The "Blackberry Browser" is a function of MDS that allows the user to browse the internet THROUGH the BES server. So, that means internal web pages are visable to the BB by browsing to the internal DNS name. ( i found that very useful )
Now, the other portion of MDS that does not get installed unless you specifically install it is the developement portion of MDS. From my limited understanding of what it can do, it allows the BB to act as a part of the internal network for app development because the BB is connecting via the BES. IS it connected 24x7? i think not. i think it only connects to the BES when either the app you develop is run or the Blackberry Browser is run.