[JDEV] anonymous users

Dylan Adams dadams at jhu.edu
Tue Jan 12 02:40:44 CST 1999

>From Client Guidelines:
> - socket connection to server on port 5222
>          - send message
>          - recieve message
>         The client does nothing other than connect and send a message. 
>The server will create an
>         anonymous user (anonymous at server.com) with the nickname of the IP 
>address the client is
>         running on. If someone recieves the message, a reply specifically 
>to the same id and nickname will
>         be delivered back to the client. 
>         If the client first sends a login packet that only contains the 
>nickname tags than that nickname will
>         be used instead, but it will still be an anonymous connection. 
Am I the only one who thinks anonymous users aren't a good idea?

Anonymous users make it too easy to do evil things. Flooding, spamming, 
bombing. Just about every bad 'ing in the book.

Dylan Adams

More information about the JDev mailing list