[JDEV] Mass communication

Casey Crabb debug at nafai.dyndns.org
Thu Jan 31 07:19:37 CST 2002

Sending a message to all online users:
send a message to your host with resource announce/online
example:  <message to='floobin.cx/announce/online'><body>Blah blah

Setting the MOTD:
send a message to your host with resource announce/motd
example:  <message to='floobin.cx/announce/motd'><body>This is the

You must be configured as an admin user to do this.

Hope this helps...
> You might want to look at Jabber:iq:admin
> It provides the functionality for setting a welcome message; sending a
> messages to all users currently on the system; and viewing who is
> currently on the system.
> Unfortunately I can't find all the documentation on it right now: the
> viewing who is currently on the system can be found here :
> http://docs.jabber.org/general/html/faq.html  just search for
> jabber:iq:admin
> I'll try to find more documentation on the other pieces when I can. If
> you're pressed for time take a look at the IMCom jabber client; it
> implements the jabber:iq:admin functionality and its open source.
> -Casey
> On Wed, 2002-01-30 at 15:33, Doug Claar wrote:
> > I have a couple of questions about Jabber; sorry if this isn't exactly the 
> > right forum.
> > 
> > I see that I can add conferencing to jabber, and that it can be set up as 
> > "public" or "private", but I'm not real sure what the difference is. Is the 
> > only difference that people can see the public conferences from their client, 
> > but have to know about the private ones?
> > 
> > Also, when I start a jabber client, I get a welcome message from jabberd. With 
> > at least one client, this comes up as a chat window, and I can even "talk" to 
> > the server (although it never answers:-). Is this just the form that the client 
> > has chosen to display the welcome message in, or can I use that window to 
> > somehow control the server? (What I'd really like it to do is, when someone 
> > types in this window, it would go to all of the people signed up for the 
> > server. Ideally, if they are away, it would queue up the messages). Is this
> > just a "small matter of programming?" Or is the capability buried in there 
> > somewhere...
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > ==Doug Claar
> > 
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