[JDEV] Re: Mass communication
Christopher R. Wren
wren at merl.com
Fri Feb 1 12:05:43 CST 2002
I actually went so far as to write a PERL bot that logs in as a user and
reflects messages to all users that have subbed to the bot's presence and
are online. It works pretty well, but needs to be extende to support
multiple subscription lists.
recently I discovered JabberBot
(http://www.msg.net/utility/Jabber/JabberBot/) and plan to take a look at
that as an alternative.
I think it's important for users to be able to manage their own
subscriptions (ala zephyr instances) and also for server admins to be able
to create and force subscription to administrative instances. Does anyone
know of any tools that allow scriptable access to individual user's
rosters? I can muck around by hand in the spool directory, but this is
error prone. Would it be better to write a script that mucks around in the
spool directory, or can I do these kids of things through the server somehow?
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